Corker Says Fight over Russian Sanctions have Devolved into “Total Silliness”

Corker Says Fight over Russian Sanctions have Devolved into “Total Silliness”

Sen. Bob Corker, R-TN, who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said Wednesday that the differences between the House and Senate on a Russian sanctions bill was “total silliness.”

House Republicans say some technical changes need to be made to the bill, which passed in the Senate 98-2.

Democrats have accused the Trump White House of pushing the House to delat the legislation because they have opposed further sanctons on Russia.

Corner said there were ongoing negotiations to fix a “very minor piece of language” to fix the issues. He said he doesn’t think the House is purposefully stalling the legislation, and added that Senate Republicans don’t have porblems with the proposed fix.

“We’re at a point now of total silliness,” Corker told reporters. “We may be close, but it’s from my perspective becoming an incredibly silly process.”

via CNN Politics

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