Beltway 360 – How may the hounding of McConnell affect sanctions momentum?


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is under accusations from the political left that he exercised bad judgement in favoring a US$200 million-dollar investment by Oleg Deripaska’s firm RUSAL in an aluminum plant in eastern Kentucky. Some of the accusations portray McConnell as a “Russian asset.” How might this controversy affect how McConnell treats new legislation sanctioning Russia?