View Full Version : Russia grants visa to Sen. Mike Lee after rebuffing other senators

09-03-2019, 06:09 PM
Sen. Mike Lee received a visa to travel to Russia this week, according to his spokesman, after the Kremlin previously denied visas to several of his colleagues.

Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut and Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said last week that the Russian government refused to grant them visas.

A spokesman for Lee said the Utah Republican will travel to Russia from Sept. 5 to Sept. 8 and will meet with government officials and members of the business community, including outgoing U.S. Ambassador to Russia and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr.

Lee plans to discuss “trade and military relations, [and] religious liberty,” the spokesman added in a statement. “It is important for the United States to maintain a strong and open dialogue with the Russian Federation in order to make progress on matters that are central to American peace and prosperity.”


09-03-2019, 10:43 PM
Good for him... he’s sure to be demonized for this, tho.