Twitter accuses Republican senators of defiling America after spending July 4 in Moscow
The Republican congressional delegation, headed by Senator Richard Shelby of Alabama, arrived in Russia on June 30 for high-level talks ahead of a planned summit between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. However, the fact that the working visit extended into July 4 has led many American pundits to conclude that the seven senators (and one congresswoman) are not lawmakers doing their job, but actually brazen traitors. It’s Twitter, after all:
Happy #4thofJuly GOP senators in Russia meeting Putin for help in 2018 midterms.— Jeff Gauvin (@JeffersonObama) July 5, 2018
🔻Richard Shelby (AL)
🔻Jerry Moran (KS)
🔻Steve Daines (MT)
🔻Ron Johnson (WI)
🔻John Kennedy (LA)
🔻John Thune (S.D.)
🔻John Hoeven (N.D.)
🔻Rep. Kay Granger (TX) pic.twitter.com/mCz8P8mhnb
As the boom of the fireworks goes off in the distance in celebration of American Independence, I cannot believe American Senators are currently in Russia, meeting with those who their own intelligence committee just agreed are working to destroy America. https://t.co/2oaBp75vV8— Scott Hechinger (@ScottHech) July 5, 2018
THIS IS TREASON! THESE SENATORS ARE COLLUDING WITH RUSSIA, AND SHOULD EACH BE INVESTIGATED AND INDICTED, PERIOD! TRUMP/PENCE/GOP/ ALL OF THIS ADMINISTRATION IS AND HAS COLLUDED AND COMMITTED TREASON AGAINST OUR COUNTRY, OUR DEMOCRACY! PROTEST,FIGHT! THEY ALL NEED TO GO NOW!!! https://t.co/0PTfDkfOMI— deborah pachilis (@stevensmom523) July 4, 2018
RT if you didn’t spend July 4th kissing butt in Russia like 14% of GOP senators.— Steve Marmel (@Marmel) July 5, 2018
Even academics and Atlantic Council analysts weighed in, flexing their unrivaled intellects for all to see and admire:
On this 4th of July, do you know where your Senator is?— Julia Davis (@JuliaDavisNews) July 4, 2018
These US lawmakers are celebrating in Russia:@SenJohnKennedy (LA)@SenShelby (AL) @SteveDaines (MT)@SenJohnHoeven (ND) @SenJohnThune (SD) @JerryMoran (KS)@RepKayGranger (TX)@SenRonJohnson (WI)https://t.co/j8Mug9IyVA
For the record: The delegation did not spend July 4 in the banya (Russian sauna) with Putin. Instead, members of the delegation were at Spaso House, the US ambassador's residence in Moscow, where they reportedly ate hotdogs and tacos while listening to rock ‘n’ roll.
However, not everyone is so easily fooled by deceptive US embassy hotdog-eating.
“These senators voted for increased sanctions against Russia last year. Do these senators believe such sanctions do not apply to themselves?” an exceptionally observant Blue Checkmark tweeted out on Wednesday.
These Senators voted for increased sanctions against Russia last year.— Adam Rifkin 🐼 (@ifindkarma) July 5, 2018
Do these Senators believe such sanctions do not apply to themselves??
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