Ahead of the confirmation hearing for Secretary of Defense nominee General James Mattis, Helsinki Commission Chair Senator Roger Wicker joined MSNBC’s Brian Williams and Nicole Wallace to discuss U.S.-Russia relations.
“Vladimir Putin is not our friend,” he noted. “We would like to be friends with the Russian people. This has been an aspiration of mine as chair of the Helsinki Commission.”
“[Putin] is an adversary of ours,” Chairman Wicker continued. “He’s done mischief. Frankly, he is responsible for the deaths of thousands and thousands of innocent people over the past 12 months.”