Wyden Statement about Trump Requesting Political Favors from Putin
Trump’s request also coincides with Senate Republicans efforts to help Trump
Washington, D.C.— Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden today released the following statement on Donald Trump requesting political favors from Russia’s Vladimir Putin and U.S. Senate Republicans resurrecting their “shoot-from-the-hip investigation” to benefit Donald Trump.
“As Russian leader Vladimir Putin continues with an unprovoked war in Europe, Donald Trump has again explicitly requested Putin’s help winning the next election. Trump continues to put his personal interests ahead of America’s national interest–even if it means an alliance with a madman killing men, women and children as well as launching missiles at cities.
“Donald Trump will never change. He will never learn any lessons. It’s up to Republicans to put an end to this madness. There are worrying signs on that front, with Republican senators attempting to resurrect their failed 2020 investigation as a way to boost Donald Trump’s shadow campaign to undo the last election.
“It’s a disturbing development that responsible senators must and will continue to push back on. After years of investigation, these senators have produced no evidence the current President Joe Biden did anything wrong. They would better serve the American people by getting former president Donald Trump to stop begging for Vladimir Putin’s help.”
— Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon