What is the one thing that promotes bipartisan cooperation in US politics?
One would hope it would be to serve America by doing the "peoples business" but if that's what you thought you would be wrong.
The one thing that motivates politicians to close ranks is self preservation. Party affiliations become insignificant; Democrat or Republican they all smell the same in what Trump called the "cesspool"
Corruption Scandals Are Piling Up for Democrats
So, it should come as no surprise that there was overwhelming bipartisan support in both houses of Congress in sanctioning the Russians who we are being told are responsible for exposing corruption (meddling) in our political system.
Given the lack of interest in Russian bogeyman tactics the Establishment has been unable to dissuade Main Street Americans in supporting Trump; an anti-establishment outsider who has proven to be a formidable threat to their ability to control the electorate and/or national agenda.
This latest move is another desperate attempt by the Establishment to take America back from the people;
Trump signs Russia sanctions bill but blasts Congress In a pair of statements, the president said parts of the law violate the Constitution.
The bill enjoyed wide bipartisan support. The House passed the sanctions by a vote of 419-3, and the Senate cleared it 98-2 — making any presidential veto futile and sure to be overridden.
With multiple investigations into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia, a veto also would have been politically disastrous.
After weeks of waffling, the White House confirmed over the weekend that Trump would sign the bill.
The White House still sought to characterize the bill as a win, with press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders saying in a statement on Friday that Trump “negotiated regarding critical elements of it” and decided to sign it “based on its responsiveness to his negotiations.”
The statement Wednesday also contained a warning — not to Russia, but to Congress.
“The Framers of our Constitution put foreign affairs in the hands of the President,” Trump said. “This bill will prove the wisdom of that choice.”