Roginsky on Obama's New Russia Sanctions: 'Disgusted at How Weak This Is'
Democratic strategist Julie Roginsky blasted what she sees as a "weak, feckless" set of sanctions on Russia for interfering in the presidential election.
Roginsky said the new moves, including expelling 35 Russian diplomats, will have little impact on Vladimir Putin and his inner circle of oligarchs.
Really, President Obama? Kicking out a few Russian intelligence agents? How about exposing and freezing Putin and inner circle assets. #weak
— Julie Roginsky (@julieroginsky) December 29, 2016
She added that the "common denominator" since the Bush administration is Putin, whom she called "an authoritarian despot who longs for the days of the Soviet Union's greatness."
Roginsky explained that Putin will always seek to use the West as a "foil" in order to distract Russians from his own failing economic policies.
The Fox News contributor called on Congress to go after Putin, his inner circle and the "oligarchs who prop him up" by imposing tough financial sanctions.
"I don't even call them sanctions. I don't know what this is. I call it a disgraceful and weak move by the Obama administration. ... I am disgusted with how weak it is," she said.
Roginsky said both sides used to expel "diplomats" during the Cold War and each side simply sent new ones over.
Watch her full analysis above and read more, here.