GOP senator: US-Russia relationship 'not good right now' because of Putin

GOP senator: US-Russia relationship 'not good right now' because of Putin
© Greg Nash

Sen. Tom CottonTom Bryant CottonEx-Rep. Abby Finkenauer running for Senate in Iowa Poll: Trump leads 2024 GOP primary trailed by Pence, DeSantis Republicans raise concerns about Olympians using digital yuan during Beijing Games MORE (R-Ark.) on Sunday said the U.S.-Russia relationship is at a low right now because of the actions of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"Russia remains an adversary to the United States. We have some overlapping interests. It would be better if our relationship was better," he said on CBS's "Face The Nation."
 
"But our relationship is not good right now because of Vladimir Putin."
 
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Cotton said there are further steps he thinks can be taken regarding Russia.
 
President Trump last week signed into law a bill overwhelmingly approved by Congress that imposes new sanctions on Russia and curbs the president's authority to lift them.
 
After he signed it, Trump put blame on Congress for the U.S. relationship with Russia.

"Our relationship with Russia is at an all-time & very dangerous low," Trump tweeted. "You can thank Congress, the same people that can't even give us [healthcare]!"

Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainMeghan McCain on Pelosi, McCarthy fight: 'I think they're all bad' Democrats seek to counter GOP attacks on gas prices Biden nominates Jeff Flake as ambassador to Turkey MORE (R-Ariz.) shot back, tweeting that the American people can thank Putin for "attacking our democracy, invading neighbors & threatening our allies."