Wherever I go, there I am
I agree. That was shameful and that lame "walk back" pathetic. The lack of action from the GOP should convince you that a vote for Republicans is a vote for Trump and Russia.
Détente is one thing. The so-called summit wasn't. Putin's KGB training served him well.
But if you give every possible answer to a question within a span of three days, you can go back later and just remind everyone of the answer you gave that turned out to look least bad.