WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today, U.S. Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) issued the following statement after President Trump’s meeting with Russian President Putin:

 “It is good that the President met with the “Napoleon of Siberia” Putin. It is absolutely in the best interest of the United States to have open lines of communication. In the words of Winston Churchill, “ to jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war.” The President should have been more forceful in addressing Russian cyberwarfare and meddling in U.S. elections, Russian presence in Syria, support of Iran, and Russian aggression in Georgia, Crimea and Eastern Ukraine,” said Congressman Poe. “The Russian bear is still in the woods and cannot be trusted.”