After President Donald Trump’s press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called out Americans to “vote out the sell-outs” in the GOP adding that “the Russians have something on the President.”
According to The Washington Post, Pelosi also said that the Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy aren’t doing enough to push back against the President’s stance on Moscow after he supported Putin’s denial of interfering in the 2016 election.
“If Donald Trump failed to stand up to Putin in front of the press, what makes you think Kevin McCarthy, Mitch McConnell and Republicans in Washington will defend us from a foreign adversary’s attack?” she tweeted. “They’ve done nothing. It’s on us to vote out the sell-outs.”
Pelosi tweeted that 12 more Russians were indicted on Friday for election interference, adding that Trump didn’t confront the person who spearheaded the attack.
“Just several days ago, 12 Russians were indicted for attacking our democracy. Today, America’s so-called leader embarrassingly failed to stand up to the person who spearheaded the attack. Seriously, what does Putin have on Trump that’s he’s so afraid?” she asked. “President Trump’s weakness in front of Putin was embarrassing, and proves that the Russians have something on the President, personally, financially or politically.”
Pelosi’s remarks are similar to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s, who said the Helsinki, Finland, press conference leaves “a single, ominous question … over the White House.”
“What could possibly cause President Trump to put the interests of Russia over those of the United States? Millions of Americans will continue to wonder if the only possible explanation for this dangerous behavior is the possibility that President Putin holds damaging information over President Trump,” Schumer said.