Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told ABC NEWS on Sunday that he is confident he will receive support from Republicans to pass a bill that prevents President Trump from lifting sanctions on Russia.
In an interview with George Stephanopoulos, Schumer revealed his intentions for putting forward legislation that stops the president from acting alone with Russia.
“Trump suggested he may seek a deal with Vladimir Putin where he would lift the sanctions in return for nuclear arms reduction. Is that a deal you could sign on to?” asked Stephanopoulos.
Schumer responded by saying the idea is “horrible.”
“In fact, we are so adverse to it that Senator Cardin and I are introducing legislation this week to say that before the president could reduce any sanctions on Russia that it would have to be passed by Congress,” added Schumer.
Stephanopoulos asked if Trump had authority to make these changes on his own. Schumer acknowledged that he did but added, “We have bipartisan support. Senators McCain and Graham are supporting this legislation.”
Schumer went on to say that Russia interfered in the U.S. election, and if Trump were to lift the current sanctions, “It tells Russia go ahead and interfere in our elections and do bad things.”
Watch the interview:
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