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GOP Rep Laughs at Suggestion Trump Would Veto Russian Sanctions to Get Tougher Ones

Yesterday, House and Senate leaders reached a deal on a Russian sanctions bill that was overwhelmingly passed in both chambers. The bill will now head to President Donald Trump’s desk for signature. However, during an appearance on CNN this morning, White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci indicated that the president may veto the bill and suggest tougher sanctions against Russia if there’s “smoking gun proof” of election interference.

Well, it appears that this is news to one Republican congressman, who laughed off the suggestion while appearing on CNN this afternoon.

Speaking to anchor Wolf Blitzer, Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) was asked about Scaramucci’s comments and whether he understood his suggestion.

“No, I don’t,” Coffman said while snickering. “I don’t understand. It makes absolutely no sense.”

The Republican lawmaker went on to state that if Trump wanted to make the sanctions tougher, he can go ahead and propose additions to the bill that was passed in Congress.

Watch the clip above, via CNN.

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