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Sun Mar 10, 2024, 03:39 PM Mar 2024

Jeffries: 'Pro-Putin faction' led by Trump, Tucker Carlson stopping Ukraine aid [View all]

Source: The Hill

03/10/24 12:01 PM ET

House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) blamed former President Trump and conservative media host Tucker Carlson for the rise in anti-Ukrainian sentiment in the House, dubbing the pair the leaders of a “pro-Putin faction” of the Republican Party.

Ukraine aid has languished in the House for months as Republicans refuse to pass foreign spending without major border security reforms. Jeffries called on Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) to bring a Senate bill to the floor once again Sunday. “The reason why it’s not happening is because there’s a pro-Putin faction in the Republican Party led by Donald Trump and Tucker Carlson who are blocking this legislation,” he said in a CBS “Face the Nation” interview with Margaret Brennan. “And that’s shameful.”

Aid for Ukraine was initially part of a bipartisan Senate bill that also included border security measures. That bill was killed in the House, with Democrats claiming Trump instructed Johnson and other Republicans to come out against it. Trump said he didn’t want the bipartisan measure to pass to avoid giving President Biden an electoral victory on the politically critical border issue.

Carlson, the former Fox News host-turned independent online media figure, visited Russia last month and published a series of videos praising the country and criticizing President Biden. His sit-down interview with President Vladimir Putin was panned as not critical enough.

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/house/4522411-jeffries-pro-putin-faction-led-by-trump-tucker-carlson-stopping-ukraine-aid/

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We have too many Russiapublicans in Congress. They need to be voted out. Hermit-The-Prog Mar 2024 #1
Epstein HandmaidsTaleUntold Mar 2024 #2
Did you mean Tucker? 70sEraVet Mar 2024 #3
Yes Sorry HandmaidsTaleUntold Mar 2024 #4
Let's Hope This Blows The Lid HandmaidsTaleUntold Mar 2024 #5
You mean Tucker and not Acosta, correct? sheshe2 Mar 2024 #8
No Trumps Labor Sec HandmaidsTaleUntold Mar 2024 #10
Thanks for the update, I wasn't familiar with him. sheshe2 Mar 2024 #11
He Prosecuted Epstein First Round HandmaidsTaleUntold Mar 2024 #12
The Russian republicans. republianmushroom Mar 2024 #6
Pox News The Wizard Mar 2024 #7
Both private citizens who are telling those Republicans in Congress what to do and how to vote Rhiannon12866 Mar 2024 #9
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