Democrats and Republicans are on the verge of proposing a bill boosting sanctions against Russia, Senator Lindsey Graham said on June 12, the Politico magazine reports.
According to the magazine, the bill pushed by Democrats would impose a statutory bar preventing US President Donald Trump from easing Russia sanctions. Also, Senator Graham said that “if the President doesn’t sign the bill to punish Russia, he would be betraying democracy”.
Earlier in an interview to CBS News Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told about “overwhelming evidence” that Russia was trying to destroy democracy in the world; he expressed hope that the new restrictions would demonstrate the US commitment to “punish the Russians”. Furthermore, Senator is confident that this bill will be successfully passed whatever position on this matter President takes. “I think he’ll sign it. And if he doesn’t sign it, we’re going to override his veto,” he said.
It is noteworthy that, according to the Politico, the positions of Democrats and Republicans on Russia sanctions are similar despite the disagreements between the two parties. The only disagreement between them is “how hard a punch to throw at Russia”. Democrats promote a statutory restriction on the President’s authority to ease up the Russia sanctions, while Republicans believe that “tying President’s hands” so much would be excessive.
“The Senate is on the verge of a bipartisan deal to strengthen sanctions against Russia — throwing an elbow at President Donald Trump, who has dismissed Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 election,” the magazine reports.
Even before Donald Trump won the presidential elections, American media actively speculated about alleged interference of Russia with the presidential campaign. After the newly elected President moved to the White House, these speculations escalated into a real bullying against Donald Trump mainly based on suspicions of his links with Russia. These accusations resulted in a prosecutor’s and parliamentary investigations searching for “Moscow‘s hand” in the elections.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency