by Brandon Jarvis
Dave Brat released the following statement in reference to Russian interference and the Helsinki meeting between Trump and Putin.
“The United States should stand unequivocally opposed to a foreign government meddling in our elections in any form or fashion.”
He starts out following the same general talking points that most American politicians have in the past 24 hours. But, then it took a different turn.
“Unfortunately, for eight years the Obama Administration operated as if Russia was not a major geopolitical threat. Their foreign policy failures emboldened Putin to take aggressive actions around the World and set the stage for where we are today.
While we must maintain open diplomatic relations, we should continue to take a tough stance toward Russia and work against their destabilizing actions”