Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) belittled Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) for remarks she made this week that Ukraine cannot possibly win against the Russian army, agreeing that she and a few others in the GOP are part of the “the Putin wing” of the Republican Party.
During an appearance on “Face the Nation” Sunday, McConnell was asked by host Margaret Brennan:
“Congresswoman Liz Cheney has said there’s actually a Putin wing of the Republican Party. I think she’s referring to Congressman [Madison Cawthorn] who calls [Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky] a thug. Marjorie Taylor Greene said that the U.S. should not fund a war the Ukrainians cannot possibly win.
“Is there any room in the Republican Party for this rhetoric? And why isn’t there more discipline?”
“Ah, well, there’s some lonely voices out there that are in a different place. But looking at Senate Republicans, I can tell you that I would have — if I had been the majority leader — would have put this Ukraine supplemental [funding bill] up by itself. I think virtually every one of my members would have voted for it.”
The Kentucky Republican added that the “vast majority of the Republican Party writ large” are “totally behind the Ukrainians and urging the president to take these steps quicker.
“So there may be a few lonely voices off to the side. I wouldn’t pay too much attention to them.”
Despite McConnell’s remarks, the GOP has yet to fully address the fact that the party does indeed contain members of Congress who seem to much prefer cheering for Putin instead of their own president, Joe Biden. And they’ve been doing so ever since former President Donald Trump spent his four years in office praising and defending the Russian tyrant, even suggesting that he trusted Putin more than he did U.S. intelligence agencies.
Republicans have a Putin problem. It makes you wonder where their true allegiance lies.
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