Democratic U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer is known for going after the world’s most hated man, Donald Trump.
Now, Schumer has announced that he will be soon introducing a bill that would force any lifting of sanctions against Russia to be approved by Congress.
On Sunday Schumer made an appearance on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, where he announced that not only does he plan to soon introduce such a bill, but he has bipartisan support for it as well.
Stephanopoulos asked the Senator:
‘Let me ask you about Russia. President Trump suggested in an interview that he may seek a deal with Vladimir Putin, where he would lift the sanctions — President Trump — in return for a nuclear arms reduction. Is that a deal you could sign onto?’
Schumer very direct in his reply:
‘That would be horrible. And, in fact, we are so averse to it that Senator Cardin and I are introducing legislation this week to say that, before the president could reduce any sanctions on Russia, that it would have to be passed by Congress. but we have bipartisan support. Senators McCain and Graham are supporting this legislation.
Schumer continued: ‘For us to repeal sanctions, given what Russia has done in Ukraine and threatened the Baltics and, now, they have clearly tried to intervene in our election– whether it had an effect or not, that is something — that’s a danger that we have never faced to this extent in American history. We repeal sanctions, it tells Russia, “Go ahead and interfere in our elections and do bad things” It tells China, it tells Iran. That would be terrible.’