Missouri Lawmakers Speak on Helsinki Summit

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Missouri Senator Roy Blunt had this comment about today’s Helsinki Summit:

“Vladimir Putin is not an ally of the United States. He is a calculating adversary who is trying to exert all the influence he can anywhere he can. 

There is no doubt Russia attempted to interfere in our elections, as they have done in other countries for years. 

We must make clear that we will not tolerate Russian aggression against the United States or our allies.”  

And Senator Claire Mccaskill says:

“I stand with my Republican colleagues who are calling out this unprecedented rebuke of our intelligence officers-most of whom are veterans of the United States military. Today’s actions will only embolden the enemies of our country and erode the support of our allies.”

Springfield Representative Billy Long didn’t watch the conference, but still made this statement:

“I was not able to watch the news conference, but from what I’ve read it seems like a missed opportunity to hold President Putin accountable as the world watched.

I have said all along that Robert Mueller needs to be allowed to finish his work concerning Russia’s meddling in our election.

The facts should be allowed to come out unimpeded. In the meantime, we need to keep the sanctions in place and keep maximum pressure on Russia.”

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