‘That can’t be the standard’: Durbin blasts Trump’s comments downplaying Russian poisonings, assassinations


#TIA – “That can’t be the standard.” A Democratic senator sets a bar and a rallying cry that cannot be for United States foreign policy

“Senate Minority Whip Richard J. Durbin on Monday criticized President Trump for appearing to downplay human rights abuses that take place outside the United States, arguing that such offenses must be taken seriously wherever they occur.

The Illinois Democrat’s remarks came one day after the airing of a “60 Minutes” interview in which Trump said that he believes Russian President Vladi­mir Putin has “probably” been involved in assassinations and poisonings but that those incidents were “not in our country.””

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