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Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter

Representing the 1st District of New Hampshire

Shea-Porter: Trump Comments at Helsinki Summit are Disastrous for US

July 16, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC— Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today released the following statement on the Helsinki Summit between Presidents Trump and Putin:

“I am sickened by what I heard and saw from President Trump in Helsinki. His comments are disastrous for our country. He refused to back up our intelligence agencies’ unanimous conclusion that Russia interfered in our elections. He blamed the United States for deteriorating relations with Russia, instead of criticizing Russia’s illegal action to annex Crimea, its backing of Syria’s Assad Regime, its use of chemical weapons in the United Kingdom to murder British residents, its jailing and killing of Russian dissidents and journalists, and its actions to undermine our democracy, actions this president has denied. I believe President Trump is unwilling and unable to stand up for the USA and our allies. He must step down now and spare our people a drawn-out ordeal. President Richard Nixon stepped down for far less than what Mr. Trump has done. And if he won't leave, Speaker Ryan must call for his impeachment. Americans and the world need and deserve a fresh start with a leader who will stand up for freedom and democracy.”