WASHINGTON — Some lawmakers are talking about passing a resolution in support of U.S. intelligence agencies after President Donald Trump appeared to cast doubt on their findings that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.
Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, tells CNN the talk picked up following Trump’s Helsinki press conference. “Is that going to change anything?” he asked. “Probably not.” Congressional resolutions don’t carry the force of law.
Other Republican lawmakers have joined the criticism.
Sen. Ben Sasse-R-Neb., told CBS “This Morning” that “the president isn’t leading. We negotiated from a position of weakness yesterday. Vladimir Putin walked away with a win.”
Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., told CNN that Trump’s performance was “very embarrassing.”
But at least one Republican, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, dismissed the president’s critics as those who hate the president.
Trump tweeted his thanks.