DeSantis echoing Kremlin talking points is ‘dangerous to our national security’

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI) told MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” Friday that Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) is endangering national security by “using language that comes out of the Kremlin.”

Previewing her interview which will air in full on Sunday, host Jen Psaki said: “I asked him, you know, Ron DeSantis made several comments during class, well actually in a quiz to Tucker Carlson, he made these comments where he called it a territorial dispute, which is what Putin calls it by the way. Governor Whitmer said it echoed the Kremlin’s talking points.

PSAki asked, “Another potential candidate, I guess I’ll call him, fellow governor Ron DeSantis recently made some comments, well actually, he made it clear this week, that supporting Ukraine isn’t is not a vital national interest for the United States. How about that?

Whitmer said: “I’m not a geopolitical expert, but I will say this, I think it’s really dangerous when politicians use language that comes out of the Kremlin. There is no doubt that to call it a territorial dispute is to undermine and minimize the Russian invasion, the illegal Russian invasion of Ukraine. And a state that has such a robust Ukrainian population, it’s offensive, infuriating, and I think it’s really dangerous for our national security.

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