Senate GOP Leaders Tell Tucker Carlson They Will Intervene in Russia/Ukraine Conflict No Matter What the American People Think
Senate GOP leaders are telling their America First base to pound sand and saying they will intervene in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine no matter what the people have to say.
They chastised Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who dominates the ratings and serves as an oracle for President Trump’s populist movement, for suggesting that the U.S. has no business involving themselves in a conflict thousands of miles away between Russia and Ukraine.
“On individuals up here who are decision-makers, I don’t hear any disagreement about the position Russia is in,” said Sen. Mike Rounds (R-SD), who is a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. “Russia is the aggressor. … Ukraine has every right, as a sovereign nation, to have their borders respected. Russia’s not doing that.”
Rounds made it clear with his comments that he only cares about what bureaucrats, lobbyists and operatives of the federal swamp have to say on the issue. Other Senate GOP leaders are similarly contemptuous of their constituents’ concerns.
“He’s obviously not in a position of being responsible for those decisions. And we are,” Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) said about Carlson. “Putin is not the only one watching us in Ukraine. [Chinese] President Xi [Jinping] is watching us. And our allies around the world — obviously after Afghanistan — are doubting our credibility, our reliability.”
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said: “[It’s] the U.S. interest not just in Europe but around the world in not having countries decide, ‘That belongs to us, we’re going to go ahead and take it.’”
“I get great intel briefings and we have trusted advisers that provide many points of view. And I would say I’m pretty well educated on this subject,” Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) said.
In recent weeks, Carlson has spoken truth to power against the military-industrial complex, deep state and globalists who want conflict with Russia.
“Why is it disloyal to side with Russia, but loyal to side with Ukraine?” Carlson asked during a Jan. 24 episode of his titular primetime program, adding that Ukraine is “strategically irrelevant” to the U.S. He also said Russian President Vladimir Putin “just wants to keep his western borders secure,” and that “it makes sense” for Putin to want Ukraine to remain out of NATO.
Big League Politics has reported on how the American public does not support any sort of U.S. military intervention in the Russia/Ukraine conflict:
“With tensions between Russia and Ukraine not simmering down, there’s speculation about the outbreak of war between the two countries.
According to recent announcements, the United Kingdom, Ukraine, and Poland are forming a trilateral security pact to balance against Russia.
Per new polling from Data for Progress, 24% of likely voters have heard “a lot” about the recent events in Ukraine and their effect on relations between the U.S. and Russia. 31% of voters have heard “some” about this news, while 23% have heard “only a little”, and 22% have heard “nothing at all.”
According to the Data for Progress poll, by a +29-point margin, voters are in favor of the Biden Administration making a diplomatic deal with Russia to prevent a war with Ukraine from occurring. Democrats by a +54-point margin, Independents by a +18-point margin, and Republicans by a +6-point margin are all in support of the Biden administration brokering a diplomatic deal.
Overall, Americans do not want another war, especially a great power war with nuclear implications.
National populists should offer a realist alternative that eschews war and instead focuses on border security and bolsters national industry so as to avoid overwhelming dependency on rival powers such as China.”
The GOP is once again out of touch with what the American people want. President Trump and his movement are the last hope for this moribund party that quite frankly belongs in the dustbin of history for its decades of immense failure.