Joni Ernst sounds battlecry to 'fight for Democracy' in Ukraine after opposing voting rights in America
Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) on Sunday called on the United States to "fight for Democracy" in Ukraine even though she voted against protecting voting rights in America.
The remarks were made just days after Ernst joined every Republican in the Senate to obstruct an attempt by Democrats to protect voting rights.
During an interview on ABC's This Week, host Martha Raddatz asked Ernst why it was important to defend Ukraine against Russia.
"We do need to fight for democracy," Ernst opined. "And understanding that Putin's goal is to retain some of the what he had during the Soviet era, that power and control to expand his reaches across Europe. We know if he's able to go into Ukraine and there's very little pushback from the United States or from NATO, it allows him to move into other countries in Eastern Europe."
"As it expands, democracy will constrict," she continued. "It is important that we step up for our allies in Europe. When democracy is stable, that means our troops, our citizens are much more safe. So this is a concern to our constituents. We need to make sure that democracy is prevailing around the globe and that socialism, communism, the old Soviet Union is not regaining territory."
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Former Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) on Sunday said that at least 300 people would be investigating Hunter Biden's laptop in a "normal world."
During an appearance on Fox News with host Maria Bartiromo, Nunes connected Russia's possible invasion of Ukraine to the Biden family.
"Where are we today?" Nunes asked. "Remember, the invasion of Ukraine started in 2014 under Obama and Biden. It was the Obama-Biden administration that wanted to give them blankets and then it was this Hunter Biden laptop where the information existed when they were impeaching a president over this, clearly, the information was out there that it was really the Bidens who had issues, not just with Ukraine, taking money from Ukraine, but also Russia, also China."
According to Nunes, Russian President Vladimir Putin smells weakness in the United States.
"And I believe what they're going to do is, you know, probably, you know, force the hands of the Ukrainian people and basically put a choice in their hands of do they really want to fight and have bloodshed or is Putin going be able to install someone that he can control?" the former congressman said.
Bartiromo wondered if Biden has "conflicts of interests" that were dictating his decisions around Ukraine.
"This is major evidence that sat on that laptop," Nunes replied. "The FBI had it for over a year and nothing was done with it. So in a normal world, unlike the one that we live in now with this dystopian media that we have and social media, you would have hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of media folks, reporters, investigative reporters doing work on this."
"Sadly, you've only had a few," he added. "The American people deserve the right to know, what is it that the Russians, the Chinese or the Ukrainians have on politicians in this country. That information is known to the FBI, but yet, the American people still don't have a clue."
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In an email to New York Times columnist Michelle Cottle, conservative gadfly Ann Coulter ramped up her attack on Donald Trump and dragged the former president's daughter and son-in-law into the fight.
Before that she claimed the best thing that could have happened for the GOP would have been for Trump to have been "vaporized" after he was first elected.
Last week, Coulter made waves with a full-throated attack on Trump in a column where she wrote, "No one wants Trump. He’s fading faster than Sarah Palin did — and she was second place on a losing presidential ticket.”
Not content to stop there, she responded to a request for additional comment from Cottle by going off on the president for damaging the Republican Party.
“Trump accomplished everything he was ever going to accomplish at 2 a.m.” [on election night in 2016] the columnist reported. “The best thing that could have happened to the Republican Party (and the country) would have been for him to be vaporized at the moment he was announcing his victory. Pence would have been afraid to betray Trump’s supporters. Trump wasn’t!”
Continuing in that vein, she attempted to make the case for Florida Gov Ron DeSantis to be the new face of the Republican Party, writing, "DeSantis is better than Trump, for many, many reasons, including: He won’t bring Jared and Ivanka into the White House.”
She then added that she thinks the Florida Republican can dash Trump's hopes of re-election, writing, "He’s mostly just ignoring the 11-year-old. Unlike Trump, DeSantis has a day job.”
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