Trump, Senate GOP may be on collision course on Russia
January 9, 2017
Senior Republicans are giving Donald Trump the benefit of the doubt that he’ll make Moscow pay a price for hacking the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, yet the president-elect may face a rift with members of his own party if policies against Russia don’t change.
In an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said he and Sen. John McCain of Arizona plan to introduce legislation for tougher sanctions against Russia, hitting the country in the financial and energy sectors “where they’re the weakest.”
Graham also said he supports a permanent U.S. military training presence in Ukraine, Georgia and the Baltic states.