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Kaine: WH Too 'Cozy' With Russia to Take Action on Assad

CNN's "New Day"

By    |   Wednesday, 05 Apr 2017 05:29 PM

Officials in the Trump White House are so "cozy" with Russians they are scared to call out the atrocities taking place in Syria, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., told CNN on Tuesday.

"I worry they are trying to be cozy with Russia – so cozy with Russia that they are unwilling to call out Russia's henchman, [Syrian President] Bashar al-Assad, who is only able to carry out these atrocities because of the support from the Russians and the Iranians," Kaine told CNN's Alisyn Camerota on "New Day."

The White House took nine hours to release a statement on Tuesday’s attacks in Syria where at least 70 people, including many children, were killed after a chemical weapons attack many are blaming on the Syrian government. 

"Yesterday's chemical attack, a chemical attack that was so horrific in Syria against innocent people, including women, small children and even beautiful little babies, their deaths were an affront to humanity," President Donald Trump said during a press conference after the White House released a statement on the attacks. "These heinous actions by the Assad regime cannot be tolerated. The United States stands with our allies across the globe to condemn this horrific attack and all other horrific attacks, for that matter."

Trump also put blame on the Obama administration for its "weakness and irresolution" against Syria. 

Kaine said Trump should "own up" to his new role and not fault Obama.

"That statement of President Trump's is rich," Kaine said. "He is president now. He's commander in chief. When something happens and he tries to blame President Obama, give me a break."

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Officials in the Trump White House are so "cozy" with Russians they are scared to call out the atrocities taking place in Syria, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., told CNN on Tuesday.
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