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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy commented on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine during “Jesse Watters Primetime” on Friday.
REPRESENTING. KEVIN MCCARTHY: The real challenge here, five years ago I was sitting in the White House in the Situation Room with Joe Biden as Vice President, trying to convince them to send the Stingers to Ukraine because I was coming back all just from a trip there… Train them and let them fight back… It was in the last years of their administration, and you know what else? Months ago, when the president was talking about standing up to Putin, I was on the phone when I said, ‘Let them have guns now so they can defend themselves’, but he wanted to wait until the Russia invades. What advantage is this? It’s too late in the process…and then he has a press conference and says, “Well, if Putin just takes a bit of the country.” … He gave Putin all the missed cues and his missed reading, and if you look at Putin, remember this, it’s the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Soviet Union. Putin wants to restore the motherland. He’s like a mafia boss. He’s mean, right? And in this he wants to put his lieutenants in charge, but you push them against the wall. If we had dissuaded him before, we have seen time and time again the bravery of those in Ukraine who will defend themselves and fight. The problem is that they are fighting tanks with sticks… but if he learned today what we should do for the future, that Taiwan should speed up the weapons for Taiwan to defend itself too… but what is it about does he? He is working with China and Russia to bring Iran back into the global economy, give them billions of dollars and give them a nuclear weapon.
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