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Statement by Congressman Dan Kildee on Trump-Putin Summit

July 16, 2018
Press Release

Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) issued the following statement after President Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin:                                       

“Never before has a President so quickly surrendered and betrayed longstanding U.S. values and the security interests of the American people to an adversary. The President’s weak performance was an embarrassment on the world stage.

“It’s hard to comprehend that the President stood next to Vladimir Putin and attacked the United States while in the same breath defending Russia. Despite being given repeated opportunities to hold Russia accountable for its aggressions, President Trump failed to do so. Just last week, President Trump’s own Justice Department indicted 12 Russian-directed intelligence officers for attacking our democracy. But today, President Trump sided with Russia over his own intelligence officials and repeatedly attacked his own law enforcement agencies.

“The only thing more disgraceful than the President’s performance is the continued silence of my Republican colleagues. When will Republicans put country over party and stop covering for this President?”