Putin Attacks Democrats, Supports Trump’s Plan To Move Troops From Germany

Julie Zheng

Russia attacked Democrats’ legislation that would block Trump’s withdrawal of US troops from Germany.

Democrats on the Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday introduced legislation that would block President Donald Trump’s plan to move troops from Germany, according to RawStory.

  • The chairman of the House Foreign Relations Committee Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) and the ranking number on the Senate’s counterpart Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) announced the legislation on social media.
  • Menendez posted on Twitter, saying, “The current U.S. troop presence in Germany is in the U.S. national security interest. Full stop. Just introduced legislation with Rep. Engel to prohibit funding for Trump’s reckless troop withdrawal.”

  • Russia’s embassy in America attacked the move, saying, “We urge the #US lawmakers to exercise restraint in their emotions and assessments. … Russia does not attack anyone and has no such intentions.”

The embassy demanded on Twitter that U.S. lawmakers “Stop intimidating American and European citizens with horror stories about ‘Russian threat.’”

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