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Call Your MoCs and Demand They Enforce Sanctions Against Russia, Dammit

Call your MoCs to demand enforcement of sanctions against Russia.

 

Sarah Jane here. This, too, is going to be a perfunctory post as I’m ill with the flu. Will add article links later if I can.

 

 

On Monday, January 29, 2018, the Trump administration was due to enforce sanctions imposed on Russia for meddling in our elections, as required by a 2017 law.

 

The administration brushed off the requirement by claiming the threat of the sanctions was deterrent enough.

 

After I wrote a combo Nunes memo-Russia sanctions enforcement post yesterday, Senator Claire McCaskill got to the heart of the problem in a tweet she sent late on January 29, 2018:

 

Congress voted 517-5 to impose sanctions on Russia. The President decides to ignore that law. Folks that is a constitutional crisis. There should be outrage in every corner of this country.

 

To my horror, the implications of Trump’s act are getting ignored, or crowded out by other horrible things. And I’m sure it’ll get crowded out again, what with the State of the Union address happening tonight.

 

So I pushed the previously scheduled post out of the way and I’m doing this instead.

 

Please, call your members of Congress and demand that they call Trump out for this. He cannot just brush off a law passed with a veto-proof majority. McCaskill is right–it’s a constitutional crisis. Please call.

 

Here’s your @Celeste_Pewter calling script for that topic: