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Kevin McCarthy Leading ‘Pro-Putin’ Republican Is ‘Dangerous’: Liz Cheney

Kevin McCarthy Leading ‘Pro-Putin’ Republican Is ‘Dangerous’: Liz Cheney

Kevin McCarthy Leading ‘Pro-Putin’ Republican Is ‘Dangerous’: Liz Cheney

Representative Liz CheneyThe Republican, Wyoming, expressed his concern on Sunday about the political goals of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and his recent remarks about slow aid to Ukraine.

McCarthy is expecting be the speaker of the next house If Republicans secure a majority of the House in next month’s midterm, the current speaker will be replaced. Nancy PelosicA California Democrat.

during an interview NBC‘s meet the PressHost Chuck Todd asked the GOP lawmaker: “You obviously think this is a mistake… you’re worried about his speech, what in particular worries you?”

“The president is second only to the presidency and every moment, clearly, post-election in 2020, when Minority Leader McCarthy has the opportunity to do the right thing or do something that serves his own political purpose.” He always chooses to serve his own political purpose,” Cheney replied. “It extends what we have seen over the past few days with these comments about aid to Ukraine.”

Cheney said the GOP could potentially not support Ukrainians in the fight against Russia’s aggression in light of McCarthy’s recent comments.

California Republican McCarthy told Punchbowl News on Tuesday that the Republican Party Won’t write “blank check” For Ukraine if they win back the House in mid-November.

“I think people are going to sit in a recession and they’re not going to write Ukraine a blank check,” McCarthy said. “Ukraine is important, but at the same time it cannot be the only thing they do, and it cannot be a blank check.”

Cheney said on Sunday that McCarthy could potentially lead some Republicans who have political aspirations that appear to align with the Russian president. Vladimir Putininterests of.

Kevin McCarthy Leading ‘Pro-Putin’ Republican Is ‘Dangerous’: Liz Cheney
Above, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy listens to Representative Liz Cheney during a news conference on February 13, 2019 in Washington, DC Cheney on Sunday about McCarthy’s political goals and his recent comments about slow aid to Ukraine expressed his concern.
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“The notion that now Kevin McCarthy is going to make himself the leader of the pro-Putin wing of my party is an astonishing thing,” she said. “It is dangerous, he knows better, but the fact that he is prepared to suggest that America will no longer stand up for independence, I think he tells you that he will sacrifice everything for his political gain.” ready to do.”

Congress woman made a similar comment in March When he criticized retired US Army Colonel Douglas McGregor, describing him as part of “the GOP’s Putin wing” following his remarks about the Russian military being “too gentle” in Ukraine. He also described the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky As a “puppet”.

same month, Cheney also criticized Representative Marjorie Taylor GreenA Georgia Republican, on her comments about America’s response to Ukraine.

Green said Ukraine and Russia have violated peace agreements when it comes to conflict. In response, Cheney said that Greene was promoting Putin’s propaganda.

“Putin is targeting and killing civilians in a brutal, unprovoked war against Ukraine, a sovereign democratic nation,” Cheney tweeted at the time. “Only the Kremlin and their useful idiots would say ‘a conflict in which peace agreements have been violated by both sides’.”

Reiterating our support for Ukraine, Cheney said this week that the US should make sure it is “doing everything necessary” support ukrainian In his fight against Russia.

“I don’t know if I can say I was shocked, but I think it’s really shameful that Minority Leader McCarthy suggested that if Republican Get back the majority that we will not continue to support Ukrainians.”

During this, managing committee minority leader Mitch McConnell swore on friday That the GOP will continue to assist Ukraine because it is in America’s best interest as it sends a message to Russia and China that they “just can’t hold on to smaller neighbors.”

He also said that a GOP majority in the Senate “is focused on ensuring the timely delivery of essential weapons and greater Allied assistance to Ukraine, rebuilding and modernizing our military capabilities, standing up to terrorist states like Iran, and strengthening our defenses.” Will focus on surveillance. Asia to stop China’s aggression.”

newsweek McCarthy’s office for comment.





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