House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis), thinks the Obama administration was justified in retaliating Thursday against Russia with sanctions for interfering with US institutions. But he said it should’ve been done long ago.
Far from a full-throated endorsement of Obama’s actions, Ryan’s statement condemned the commander in chief for eight years of what he considers “ineffective foreign policy” that left the United States more vulnerable than it was when he took office in 2009. Nevertheless, Ryan agreed that Russia is a threat to global security.
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