Well, of course they did.
Courtesy of Raw Story:
Russian broadcasters mocked the Republican lawmakers who visited Moscow over the Fourth of July holiday and gloated about the Kremlin’s role in electing President Donald Trump.
Seven U.S. senators and one congresswoman — Sens. Steve Daines (R-MT), John Hoeven (R-ND), Ron Johnson (R-WI), John Kennedy (R-LA), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Richard Shelby (R-AL), John Thune (R-SD) and Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX) — traveled to Russia for closed-door meetings with high-ranking Kremlin officials.
The Montana Republican, who returned from the trip early to join Trump at a campaign rally in his home state, said the lawmakers asked Russia not to interfere in U.S. elections, respect Ukraine’s sovereignty, work alongside the U.S. for peace in Syria, and follow obligations under nuclear arms treaties.
Kislyak, who is now a member of Russia’s upper house of parliament, wasn’t impressed.
“We heard things we’d heard before, and I think our guests heard rather clearly and distinctly an answer that they already knew — we don’t interfere in American elections,” he said.
(Except, of course, they do interfere in American elections, they just know that these candy asses will not call them on it.)
Russian broadcasters mocked the Republican lawmakers as “weak,” saying their tough talk changed after arriving in Moscow.
“We need to look down at them and say: You came because you needed to, not because we did,” said Russian military expert Igor Korotchenko on state-run television.
Duma member Vyacheslav Nikonov said the meeting with the Republican lawmakers was “one of the easiest ones in my life.”
You have to wonder why any of these idiots would expect the Russians to actually show them respect since they are well aware that they have the president of their country securely in their hip pocket.
I think it is becoming increasingly clear that the Russians have not only made Trump their bitch but perhaps the entire Republican party as well.
Somewhere Ronald Reagan is spinning in his grave like a rotisserie chicken.