October 11, 2017

McCain Wants Answers Over White House Inaction on Russia Bill

The Arizona senator questioned Trump's commitment to the bill regarding Russia sanctions.

White House south hero The White House's south lawn. (PHOTO: whitehouse.gov)


The White House was supposed to announce sanctions against Russia by Oct. 1. But 10 days after the deadline there is no action, and U.S. Sen. John McCai, R-Ariz., wants to know why.

The law, authored by McCain, was signed by President Donald Trump in August. In a statement, McCain questioned the administration’s “commitment” to the bill.

“They’ve had plenty of time to get their act together,” said McCain.

It required sanctions for Russian interference in the 2016 election.

When he signed the bill, Trump called it “seriously flawed” and questioned its constitutionality.

The House and Senate passed the bill by veto-proof majorities.

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