Hoagenson to Rep. Hartzler: 'Are You on Team America or Team Putin?'

Jul 18, 2018

Democratic candidate for Missouri’s 4th Congressional District Renee Hoagenson had a question for her opponent, Republican U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler: “Are you on Team America or Team Putin?”

Hoagenson held a last-minute news conference in front of the Boone County Courthouse Tuesday to express her “concern about Vicky Hartzler’s inability and unwillingness to take a stand against (President) Donald Trump.”

“Yesterday, the president of the United States stood on foreign soil next to one of our greatest adversaries and denounced American agencies and processes,” said Hoagenson to a group of about ten supporters and reporters.

Hoagenson is vying for Hartzler’s spot in Missouri’s 4th Congressional District.

Hoagenson’s fighting words come one day after President Trump’s private meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland. Trump emerged defending the adversarial leader, saying he took Putin’s word that Russia did not meddle in the democratic process.

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