Donald Trump is nearly finished with his failed presidency, and he still hasn’t ever come close to criticizing his boss Vladimir Putin. But even with three days to go until he takes office, President-elect Joe Biden and his administration are already taking aim at Putin.
Putin’s government arrested Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny earlier today without a legitimate reason. Joe Biden’s incoming White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan immediately pounced on it, tweeting this statement:
“Mr. Navalny should be immediately released, and the perpetrators of the outrageous attack on his life must be held accountable. The Kremlin’s attacks on Mr. Navalny are not just a violation of human rights, but an affront to the Russian people who want their voices heard.”
This means that the Biden administration, which has been in power for negative-three days, has already done more to push back against Putin’s criminal antics than the Trump administration ever did. Once President Biden is in office, we expect him to hit Putin with sanctions and other punitive measures.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report