Congressman mccaul: Putin staged a “bogus vote” to stay in power
The main Republican on the Committee on foreign Affairs, house of representatives, commented on the results of the voting on the amendments to the Constitution
In a nationwide vote of the people of Russia have approved constitutional amendments that allow President Vladimir Putin to remain in power until 2036.
Republican Michael mccaul, co-chair of the Committee on foreign Affairs, house of representatives, issued a statement in connection with the election results in Russia.
“Vladimir Putin held a bogus vote, which has not had legal grounds for using coercion and ballot stuffing to legitimize its authoritarian regime. Only a weak leader can do anything to stay in power. Free and open societies around the world will not be deceived by the blatant attempt of Putin to give his dictatorship a democratic appearance. The United States should always be on the side of the Russians and their aspirations for freedom and democracy,” said Michael McCall.