NY Sen Schumer lays into Russia and Putin… but Putin probably just loves this.. the attention and domestic popularity.. and nothing will change before 2016… Obama doesn’t like confrontation.. and tries to minimize every incident that comes along…
(Reuters) – A senior Democratic senator said on Sunday that the U.S.-Russia relationship had become "poisonous" and urged President Barack Obama to consider moving next month’s Group of 20 summit away from the Russian city of St. Petersburg.
Charles Schumer, the U.S. Senate’s third ranking Democrat and a close Obama ally, accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of trying to antagonize the United States by granting American fugitive Edward Snowden asylum for one year.
"President Putin is behaving like a schoolyard bully," Schumer said on the CBS television talk show "Face the Nation." "In my experience, I’ve learned unless you stand up to that bully, they ask for more and more and more."