Rohrabacher Defends Russia In Interview

Secretary of state candidate Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) told Yahoo News that the United States cooperating with Russia is a good thing and that China is not America’s friend.

In a contentious exchange with reporter Bianna Golodryga, Rohrabacher compared Putin to former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. When Golodryga brought up Russia’s history of alleged human rights abuses, he responded: “Oh, baloney — where do you come from?”

When Golodryga said she immigrated to the United States from the former Soviet republic of Moldova as a political refugee, Rohrabacher retorted: “Then the audience knows you’re biased.”

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