Pelosi Statement Calling for Trump to Cancel Putin Meeting
Contact: Ashley Etienne/Henry Connelly, 202-226-7616
Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement reiterating House Foreign Affairs Committee Democrats’ letter calling for President Trump to cancel his meeting with Putin:
“President Trump’s continued refusal to condemn the Russians’ attacks on our democracy, even after Special Counsel Mueller indicted 12 Russian intelligence officials for interfering in the 2016 election, makes it clear that meeting with Putin would be both pointless and dangerous. The Trump-Putin meeting must be canceled.
“I salute the strong leadership of Ranking Member Eliot Engel and House Foreign Affairs Committee Democrats to protect and secure our democracy. As the Democratic Committee Members wrote to President Trump, ‘you have repeatedly praised President Putin and—despite incontrovertible evidence to the contrary—denied his interference in the 2016 presidential election to help your candidacy… due to your constant expressions of sympathy for Vladimir Putin, your conflicts of interest, and your attacks on our closest allies, we do not have confidence that you can faithfully negotiate with the Russian leader, and we urge you to cancel the meeting.’
“The President must finally put the integrity of our democracy before the interests of Putin.”
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