Rep Adam Schiff, ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, warned Donald Trump the he should expect a “vigorous” bipartisan response if he attempts to reverse President Obama’s sanctions against Russia. But Trump doesn’t seem to be listening.
In an interview with ABC earlier this Week, Schiff mentioned two Republican senators, John McCain and Lindsey Graham, both of which been outspoken in their concerns in terms of Russia’s interference in the U.S. presidential election.
‘You’re going to see Democrats, and Republicans like McCain and Graham, and others come together with a strong sanctions package because frankly even though what the administration did was more than symbolic — it was very meaningful — it is not enough to deter Russia.’
Late last week, President Obama took action against Russia. The President ordered the expulsion of 35 suspected Russian spies and imposed sanctions on five Russian organizations. Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he will wait until Donald Trump takes office before deciding whether or not Russia would respond, which makes us think that they are working together. This has prompted some concerns that Trump might reverse President Obama’s sanctions, but Schiff warned that Congress was prepared to oppose the incoming president, by whatever means.
‘We think that more has to be done. We don’t think that, frankly, the steps that have been taken are enough of a deterrent, and you’re going to see bipartisan support in Congress for stronger sanctions.’
I am glad someone is standing up to Trump and defending America. This is checks and balances at it’s best.