Iowa Senator Joni Ernst says she believes the resignation of Michael Flynn as national security advisor was the right thing to do. Flynn resigned amid a controversy surrounding his discussions with Russia.
Ernst joined six fellow Republican senators last week in sending a letter to President Donald Trump urging his administration to pursue a “principled and tough-minded Russia policy.” She says we can’t forget that “Russia is not our friend.”
Ernst says it is up to the intelligence committee to determine what type of review there needs to be into Flynn’s actions.
Ernst says the senators who sent the letter to the president would like to follow up on it.
Ernst says she is concerned that the Russians positioned a war ship off the east coast of the United States and appear to be probing. She says the Russians have used this type of aggression elsewhere with Russian planes flying near U-S ships. Ernst says the U-S needs to shows its strength in the face of these types of actions by Russia. She made her comments during a conference call with reporters.