Dem Sen Booker: Trump Admin ‘Playing Footsie With Russia’

During an interview aired on Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “All In,” Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) argued that the Trump administration is “playing footsie with Russia.”

Booker said that while he does think the US needed to respond to Syria’s actions, he has questions about whether the president was within his power to launch the strike that haven’t been answered.

He added, “[T]his is an administration that has shown no overall strategy…they’re playing footsie with Russia. I mean, I’ve seen more criticism of Nordstrom than I have seen of Putin. If we’re — if this is an administration not even willing to criticize Russia, who’s attacked the United States in cyberattacks. But this is an important point. This is somebody that’s empowering Assad in doing what –. This is somebody that represented to the previous administration that they were working with Assad to get rid of those weapons that were then just used in this attack. So, this is an administration I don’t see having a coherent strategy. This is an administration that I don’t think it has [at] least produced a justifiable reason, and I worry that we’re going to be continuing to wade into a morass without an overall plan on how we’re going to deal with, what I think is one of the greater humanitarian crises of our lifetime.”

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