Sen. Gardner Calls for State Dept. to Look Into Labeling Russia as State Sponsor of Terror
Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) said Tuesday that the State Department should work to determine if Russia should be labeled as a state sponsor of terrorism.
"[Russian President] Vladimir Putin understands strength and he capitalizes on weakness, and what the United States needs to do right now is show strength," he said.
Gardner said within 90 days, he wants the State Department to make a determination in order to hold Russia accountable on a new level.
"I believe the State Department should make a determination of whether or not Russia is, in fact, a state sponsor of terror," he said.
"This would be ground-shaking," Harris Faulkner replied.
Russian backers of the Syrian government have strongly rejected allegations that the Assad regime carried out a chemical attack in Douma.
The use of chemical weapons on civilians, including children, is one of the most abhorrent acts imaginable, and the United States and its allies cannot sit back and allow it to continue.
My full statement on U.S. strikes on Syria: https://t.co/aWfqTaEkqO
— Cory Gardner (@SenCoryGardner) April 14, 2018
Watch more above, and read more about the recent airstrike by the United States, France and Britain in Syria.