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Remember The Names Of The 26 Filthy Republican Senators Who Voted To Hand Ukraine Over To Russia

If you watched the not very interesting propaganda piece Tucker Carlson did for Putin, you probably noted that Putin doesn’t think Ukraine is a real country and that Russia should be able to swallow it up, basically the same argument Hitler made when he gobbled up Czechoslovakia and then western Poland, the Soviets taking the western part of the country, both Hitler and Stalin determined to subjugate the Poles by eradicating Poland's culture and history, Ministry of Truth style. It wasn’t the first time Poland’s neighbors wiped it off the map. It was successful in 1772, 1792 and 1795 (for 123 years), but Poland never ceased to exist in the hearts of its people. Russia (and Hungary) would like to erase Ukraine from the map today and Trump and the MAGA Republicans in Congress have given him the green light to do whatever the hell he wants.

Yesterday, however, the Senate stood up to Trump and advanced a bill to help fund Ukraine’s self-defense. With 5 Republicans and one Democrat not voting, the MAGA filibuster was defeated 67-27. The Republicans voting to hand Ukraine over to Russia— and set the stage for Russian absorption of Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Moldova and, ultimately, Poland were:

  • John Barrasso (R-WY)

  • Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)

  • John Boozman (R-AR)

  • Katie Britt (R-AL)

  • Ted Budd (R-NC)

  • Tom Cotton (R-AR)

  • Mike Crapo (R-ID)

  • Ted Cruz (R-TX)

  • Steve Daines (R-MT)

  • Deb Fischer (R-NE)

  • Lindsey Graham (R-SC)

  • Bill Hagerty (R-TN)

  • Josh Hawley (R-MO)

  • John Hoeven (R-ND)

  • Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS)

  • Ron Johnson (R-WI)

  • James Lankford (R-OK)

  • Mike Lee (R-UT)

  • Roger Marshall (R-KS)

  • Rand Paul (R-KY)

  • Pete Ricketts (R-NE)

  • Marco Rubio (R-FL)

  • Eric Schmitt (R-MO)

  • Tim Scott (R-SC)

  • Tommy Tuberville (R-AL)

  • JD Vance (R-OH)

After the vote, Alexander Bolton reported that senators “voted for the third time in the past week to advance funding for Ukraine and Israel despite strong opposition from [MAGA] Republicans who balked at the package not including a House-passed bill to tighten the southern border and questioned the end game for the war in Ukraine… The package includes $60 billion for Ukraine; $14 billion in security assistance for Israel; $9 billion in humanitarian assistance for Gaza, the West Bank and Ukraine; and $4.8 billion to support allies in the Indo-Pacific. It was stripped of border provisions last week after [Trump and his MAGAts] objected to a bipartisan border deal.”

McConnell warned on the floor “that failing to support Ukraine would put America’s allies at risk by giving China a ‘green light’ to project power in Asia and the Indo-Pacific. ‘Our partners don’t have the luxury of pretending that the world’s most dangerous aggressors are someone else’s problem. And neither do we,’ he said. ‘It is not exaggeration to say that the eyes of the world are on the United States Senate.’ McConnell’s pointed admonishment about America’s role in preserving global security came in response to the sharp criticisms from [MAGA] colleagues, who are lambasting him for working with Schumer.”

The deceitful— albeit transparent— Rand Paul called McConnell’s support for the bill ‘outrageous’ and accused him, Schumer and President Biden of ‘criminal neglect’ by working to ‘send $100 billion overseas to fix someone else’s border before addressing our border.’ Paul and most Republican senators voted last week to block an earlier version of the defense spending package that included a bipartisan border security deal that was endorsed by the National Border Patrol Council.” Senators from the Russo-Republican wing of their party, Paul, Vance and Lee, led the opposition.

Senate Republicans who support the legislation, however, argue that allowing Ukraine to fall to Russia would hurt American credibility around the world and threaten U.S. economic interests in Europe. They say that most of the military funding for Ukraine will be spent within the United States to replenish aging stockpiles and update U.S. military technology.
“Everybody talks about this being a Ukraine issue. This is a national defense issue for this country. We’re rebuilding supply lines, we’re rebuilding our arms, munitions, right now. A lot of the money we’re spending is all being spent in the United States,” said Sen. Mike Rounds (R-SD), who voted to advance the package.

Once it passes the Senate, the bumbling and incompetent MAGA Mike will then be stuck unable to proceed and it may well take a discharge petition to get it onto the floor. There already is one— with 213 Democratic votes— and it will be exciting to see which Republicans have the guts to sign on despite the pressure not to from Putin (through Señor Trumpanzee). As Thom Tillis, conservative North Carolina senator, said over the weekend, “Our base cannot possibly know what’s at stake at the level that any well-briefed U.S. senator should know about what’s at stake if Putin wins. Some people around here— if they really are being driven just by the perceptions of their base, they should grow a spine and explain if they think it’s a tough vote. It’s not a tough vote for me… For the ones who think it is, look at the consequences of us not getting it done.”

1 Comment

Feb 13

"Putin doesn’t think Ukraine is a real country and that Russia should be able to swallow it up, basically the same argument Hitler made when he gobbled up Czechoslovakia and then western Poland"

Hitler only needed one Neville Chamberlain (the world couldn't have cared less). Putin will have 10s of millions of neville chamberlains. 80 million who vote for nazis. 80 million who refuse to vote. and every nazi and several elected democraps.

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