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Cruz: Blame Russian Meddling on Obama

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 18:57
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Kasie Hunt, NBCNews Capitol Hill Correspondent goes after Sen. Ted Cruz over and over again playing gotcha with the Senator over RussiA

Hunt: Is Russia an enrmy?

Cruz: Russia is a significant adversary. Putin is a KGB thug.

Hunt interrupting: Do you think Trump is treating him that way?

Cruz: I think we have had eight years of Barack Obama showing nothing but appeasement toward Russia. Part of the irony . . .

Hunt Interrupting: President Trump is not appeasing Russia?

Cruz: Actually if you look on substance, part of the irony of this media obsession with Russia is that that the Obama Administration began with Hillary Clinton bringing a big red reset button  to Russia saying that they were going to reset relations with Russia so she and Obama could be friends with the Russians. That’s how they began.

If you look at what happened with Russia, Russia invades Ukraine and the Obama administration does nothing, is utterly ineffective. You have John Kerry saying he desperately wants to provide Putin with an off-ramp. . .

Hunt interrupting yet again: Trump is trying to water down sanctions bill that you voted for.

Cruz ignoring the interruption: Putin didn’t want an off-ramp. And the policies of the Obama administration were constant and appeasement.

You know one of the best things recently announced was the Trump administration’s intention to go forward with placing anti-ballistic missile batteries in Poland and the Czech Republic. Those were scheduled to go in 10 years ago. And in 2009, in the opening weeks of the Obama administration, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton cancelled the anti-ballistic missile batteries in Poland and the Czech Republic. Why? Because they wanted to appease Putin. They wanted to appease Russia and Russia didn’t want those batteries to go in.

I’m glad that the Trump administration is returning to a common sense defense of our allies against our adversaries. Substance matters, policy matters. I think standing up, using all the tools we have to restrain Putin’s and Russia’s aggression is a good thing to do and I think one of the real problems with the Obama-Hillary Clinton foreign policy is that it facilitated Russian aggression. And I’m glad we are not doing that anymore.

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