Democrat Hypocrisy Shines on Worry of Escalating Russia Tensions

Democratic lawmakers, who spent an entire election cheering Hillary Clinton’s tough rhetoric on Russia — and spent months thereafter decrying Russian “interference” in the U.S. election — are now suddenly worried that President Trump might drag the country into an armed conflict with the Kremlin. Throughout the campaign, Clinton delivered a strong line against President Vladimir Putin, Russian meddling in the Ukraine and Syria, and Donald Trump’s alleged support for both. And Democrats and their media allies cheered her every step of the way. “Trump … heaps praise on Putin and embraces pro-Russian policies. He talks casually of abandoning our NATO allies, recognizing Russia’s annexation of Crimea, and of giving the Kremlin a free hand in Eastern Europe more generally,” Clinton said in an August 2016 speech in Nevada. “American presidents from Truman to Reagan have rejected the kind of approach Trump is taking on Russia. We should, too.” Her adoring supporters lapped it up. “Putin fears a Clinton presidency,” declared Miami

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