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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

Louisiana members of Congress react as critics take aim at Trump's comments on Russia

July 18, 2018
In The News

Louisiana's Republicans in Congress blamed Russia for attempts to interfere in the 2016 presidential elections but largely avoided direct criticism of President Donald Trump for remarks made during a joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday.

Trump sparked outrage when he cast doubt on U.S. intelligence agencies' conclusion that the Russian government tried to influence the election and had hacked Trump's opponent, Democrat Hillary Clinton. Trump on Tuesday offered what he termed a clarification Tuesday in an effort to tamp down on a number of stern rebukes, including one from Sen. John McCain of Arizona, a fellow Republican.

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