Only ‘a handful on both sides’ in Congress do not support aid to Ukraine
Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH) said on CNN’s ‘State of the Union’ on Sunday that it was a ‘handful’ on both sides of Congress that did not support the US arming Ukraine. for his fight against Russia.
Guest host Pamela Brown said: “You, you are also a member of the arms services committee, we must note that. the lead Democrat on that committee, Rep. Adam Smith, said when quoting from the Munich Security Conference, “there’s more consensus there that people realize that Ukraine is not going to take back Crimea by army”. I wonder if you agree with this assessment? »
Turner said: “Statements like that, Pamela, are not helpful. We are at an international conference. You mentioned that Republicans and 20 Democrats sent a letter to Biden saying we should have immediate negotiations and end the war.
Brown said, “Good, but they took that letter away.”
Turner said, “Pamela, you can’t take a letter from Putin back by hearing it. So it has no effect. »
He added: ‘It wasn’t until we were in this interview that people talked about Republicans and Democrats. What they asked for, is there bipartisan support? I just did a panel with Director Burns stating our full bipartisan support from the intelligence side and the armed forces side for full support for Ukraine. You have a hand full of both sides, both sides, Pamela, who have been cautious or said they don’t support or don’t want the support to end. Of the more than 435 members of Congress, there are probably 400 to continue in this direction on this path.
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