The fallout from yesterday’s Helsinki summit continues to evolve on the Beltway today, with a number of republicans jumping into the “resistance” rhetoric over the course of the last 24 hours.
The trouble arose when President Trump attempted to play nice with Vladimir Putin during the historic summit, with a number of The Donald’s detractors claiming that the actions of the President showed weakness and possible capitulation to the borderline dictator of the Russian superpower.
On the left, they are calling the actions “treason”, with Twitter exploding overnight calling for the President’s head. At the same time, Washington’s Deep State deviants ramped up their previous calls to have the President impeached or otherwise removed.
Even House Speaker Paul Ryan got in on the act.
In a strongly worded statement, the Wisconsin Republican blasted the president’s apparent acceptance of Putin’s denial that Russia had interfered in the 2016 presidential election.
“There is no question that Russia interfered in our election and continues attempts to undermine democracy here and around the world,” Ryan said.
Ryan continued: “The president must appreciate that Russia is not our ally.”
Ryan wasn’t the only republican to turn tail, either.
Sen. John McCain, an Arizona Republican who has consistently criticized the President, said Trump’s comments were “one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory.”Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker said the President “made us look like a pushover” and that Putin was probably eating caviar on the plane home.“I was very disappointed and saddened with the equivalency that he gave between them (the US intelligence agencies) and what Putin was saying,” said Corker, a Tennessee Republican who is not seeking re-election.