President Barack Obama issued a list of serious sanctions against Russia today. Any Republican lawmaker who stands against our President to support the repressive dictatorship in Russia should immediately be branded as a traitor and drummed out of office.

Supporting Russia in this instance would be the same thing as supporting Japan on December 8, 1941. “Hey! We did put an oil embargo on them. They only did what they had to do!”

If President-elect Trump repeals the executive order installing the sanctions, does that not make it absolutely clear that he is a “Manchurian Candidate”? Putin’s stooge in the Oval Office? A traitor to the United States?

The administration has proven the Russian effort to attack America by disrupting its election process. Who stands for that? Who thinks that’s OK? Which of you is willing to give up your sovereignty as a free American to serve the interests of a murdering despot? Which of you is ready to give up any right to call yourself an “American”?

Patriotic Democratic, Patriotic Republicans need to make their stance clear and right now. Do you support the democratic republic of the United States of America? Will you live up to your oath to “serve, protect and defend the Constitution…”? Or does your hatred of America’s first African-American president mean that you would throw Lady Liberty under the treads of the metaphorical Russian tanks invading our republic?

Make your choice. Live with the consequences.