Donald J. Trump has been a controversial politician since his presidential nomination in 2016, and has become a principal figure in the global news cycle ever since. On July 16, 2018, media outlets were abuzz yet again as Trump returned home from his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin after verbally dismissing the United States intelligence community in favor of assurances from the Russian president. Trump spoke against the findings previously presented by US intelligence, stating that he didn't see why Russia would have interfered in the 2016 election. Trump has since walked back his statement from the summit, claiming that he misspoke and his intentions were misunderstood.
Trump has been met with an onslaught of condemnation from lawmakers on both sides of the political fence, which suggests that he may have overstepped even the most forgiving political lines with his comments. Trump retains that he met with Putin from a "position of strength" hoisted by a "booming US economy and strong military." Despite this, both republican and democratic lawmakers have been lining up to make their voices heard on this matter, and while some still rush to their president's defense, more and more seem to be raising up arms against him. Here are summaries of some of the most commonly held sentiments expressed by notable republican lawmakers in response to the summit scandal.
So, REPUBLICAN VOTERS ONLY, which lawmakers' sentiments do you most closely align with, and which positions do you find to be a bit ludicrous?