Jul 06 2017
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today issued the following statement on President Trump’s speech in Warsaw, Poland. In his speech, Trump condemned Russian aggression and stated America’s strong commitment to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
Last month in a historic vote, the Senate unanimously passed Senator Graham’s resolution reaffirming the United States’ commitment to Article 5 of NATO.
“President Trump delivered an excellent and much-needed speech today in Poland. He strongly reaffirmed our commitment to ‘collective defense’ set forth by Article 5 of NATO, called out Russian aggression, and eloquently explained how America is safer being aligned with western democracies who share our values.
“The speech – along with the decision for the U.S. to increase natural gas sales to Poland, and to provide Patriot missile batteries for Polish defense – is a great way to enter bilateral meetings with Putin.
“Putin will only respect President Trump and America if we stand strong with our allies and push back against Russian provocation. This is a great start to an important week of American foreign policy.”