Van Susteren: ‘Putin Should Have Been the First One to Get Slapped With Sanctions’
Greta Van Susteren went “Off the Record” tonight to discuss Barack Obama’s sanctions on Russian and Ukrainian officials, slamming the president for giving Vladimir Putin a pass.
Obama levied sanctions against four Ukrainian officials and seven Russian officials but not Putin. The Obama administration said it’s highly unusual to sanction a head of state.
“So let me get this straight,” Van Susteren said. “The main guy, the rat, Putin – he gets a pass. What’s with that? Some weak concept of diplomatic manners? It’s sure not strong diplomacy. Putin should have been the first one to get slapped with sanctions, not the last.”
“Now I don’t know about you, but I think sanctions on Putin’s buddies and not on him is meaningless,” she said, adding that this means nothing to Putin.
“President Obama needs to step it up, put real sanctions where it hurts and on the guy who matters – the one pulling the strings – Putin,” she said.
Watch her full "Off the Record" remarks above.
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