Rather than at least pretend to be a leader in the Republican Party, Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) went full sycophant on Fox News Sunday by refusing to condemn Donald Trump’s praise of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin.

As Putin continues to wage war against Ukraine and their desire for democracy and a closer relationship with NATO, Trump has continued to play his loyal puppet here in the United States, even going so far as to declare Putin a “genius” and recently asked him to find “dirt” on President Joe Biden’s son Hunter, whom Republicans continue to persecute.

While several Republicans have backed away from their own support of Putin, far too many still refuse to condemn Trump’s praise, including Cornyn.

During an appearance on “Fox News Sunday,” Martha MacCallum asked Cornyn about Trump’s remarks.

“Former President Trump has called Putin a genius for the pre-war strategy,” MacCallum began. “He’s also called on him to turn over information that Putin might be aware of about Hunter Biden’s business practices in the region. Do you think that will help him or will it hurt him if President Trump decides to run again?”

While Cornyn had no problem trashing Putin, he refused to condemn Trump and sidestepped discussing him entirely.

“I wouldn’t trust Vladimir Putin any farther than I could throw him,” Cornyn said. “I think that’s really the answer because Putin is a killer, he’s a thug, he has a vision of restoring the Russian empire, the fall of which he said was the greatest geopolitical tragedy in the last 100 years.”

“So you think those are unwise comments?” MacCallum asked. “Is that fair to say?”

“Well, I just don’t think it’s a conversation worth having,” Cornyn replied, once again ignoring Trump’s praise of Putin.

Here’s the video via YouTube:

The Republican Party is now an organization of sycophants instead of leaders. Cornyn should have condemned Trump’s praise of Putin, whom he himself just got done referring to as a “killer” and a “thug.”

His words against Putin are weak if he can’t also condemn Trump. Because as long as Trump controls the GOP, the GOP will continue to be pro-Russia.

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