Dem Rep. Sherman: Trump Weighing Blocking Military Aid to Ukraine to ‘Encourage’ Putin to Interfere in 2020 Election

On Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “OutFront,” Representative Brad Sherman (D-CA) reacted to President Trump weighing blocking military aid to Ukraine by stating that President Trump is attempting “to reward Putin and to encourage him to interfere in the next election.”

Sherman said, “He can reward Putin for interfering in our last election, and he can try to pressure the Ukraine into interfering in our next election. It’s terrible foreign policy and an electoral policy that makes us wonder whether Trump is trying to win the Electoral College votes in Pennsylvania or figures that Putin has Electoral College votes.”

He later added, “I think that the real attempt here is to reward Putin and to encourage him to interfere in the next election.”

Sherman concluded, “What’s really going on here is a president trying to help Putin and pressure the Ukrainian government.”

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