Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos has entered into a war of words with Russian President Vladimir Putin, calling him the “Kremlin Gremlin” and ripping him up after Bustos was sanctioned by the Russian Government this week.

Bustos, as a member of  the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, voted to pass $13.6 billion in military and humanitarian assistance to support the people of Ukraine as well as legislation to suspend normal trade relations with Russia and Belarus as well as all energy imports from Russia.

In response, the Russian Foreign Ministry formally sanctioned Bustos, placing her on the Russian stop list on a permanent basis. The sanctions were announced against 398 bipartisan members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Rips Putin As 'Kremlin Gremlin' After Sanctions

Cheri Bustos

In response to THAT, Bustos released an official response insulting Putin. The response read as follows:

Hey there Kremlin Gremlin, 

This week, I learned I’ve been officially sanctioned by the Russian Foreign Ministry for my support for freedom, democracy and the Ukrainian people. 

I don’t know how I will ever recover from this devastating blow.

While these sanctions hold about as much weight as a vote in your sham elections, I am deeply saddened that I will no longer have the opportunity to sunbathe in Siberia or mingle in Moscow. 

But seriously, if your Foreign Ministry can send me a copy, I’d love to have it framed on my wall. 




Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Rips Putin As 'Kremlin Gremlin' After Sanctions
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Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Rips Putin As 'Kremlin Gremlin' After Sanctions

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