Rand Paul To Ask Trump To Drop Sanctions Against Russian Lawmakers So They Can Visit The US This Fall

The Washington Examiner reports:

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said Thursday evening he would ask President Trump to lift sanctions against the chairmen of both houses of the Russian legislature so they can visit the U.S. in the fall. Paul just returned to the U.S. from Russia after a trip intended to promote diplomacy between the two countries. Paul told Fox News Thursday evening that the leaders of both chambers of the Russian legislature have committed to visiting the U.S. this year, but they can’t until sanctions are lifted.

“They have both agreed to come to Washington in the fall for further meetings,” Paul said. “That’s a good thing.” “The downside is each of the chairmen of each of the committees is banned from coming to the United States because of sanctions,” Paul continued. “So one of the things I’m going to ask the president, I’m going to talk to the president this weekend, is I’m going to say ‘Why don’t we take people off the list who are in the legislature.’”