Two Republican senators scrap a Russia visit as their Democratic colleague is denied a visa.
A spokesman for Russia’s embassy in the US said Saturday that New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen had been rejected as she was blacklisted by the Kremlin as a response to the US sanctions on Moscow, Politico reported.
“While she regrets the Kremlin decision to impede dialogue between the Senate and the Russian people, she vows to continue her work to hold the Russian government accountable for its actions that go against international norms and against the Russian people,” said Shaheen spokesman Ryan Nickel.
Therefore, her GOP colleagues Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and John Barrasso of Wyoming both called off the trip as well.
“The decision to deny a…