Plenty of blame has been thrown around with the Russia-Ukraine conflict, but they’re only focusing on the previous presidency. The real story is the last two years, not the previous five years. The Democrats had placed Ukraine in a tough spot from day one when former President Bill Clinton had Ukraine give nuclear weapons back in the 1990s.
Many people and journalists are taking Senator Ron Johnson’s (R-WI) side with his take on Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff’s involvement in weakening Ukraine.
Aside from anything else, the political turmoil turned the United States into a politically divided nation. Some back the fact that former President Donald Trump didn’t collude with Russia and others say he did. This debacle had led to the Ukrainian people feeling left out of the equation, especially when Biden waived sanctions on Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline. It weakened their spirit and allowed Russia to gain revenue to fight a war.
War or conflict doesn’t look very enticing if Americans have a hard time paying their bills and paying a substantially higher gas price. It’s not that it might not be necessary, but the American people and people worldwide need stability. Halting potential deals or possible waived sanctions have to be put on hold. Strength is vital coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Schiff responded on Twitter:
Also, Trump gave $250 million in military support for Ukraine, some of it being lethal support, showing that he wasn’t withholding anything. Biden withheld a $1 billion loan to Ukraine if they didn’t fire a prosecutor investigating Hunter Biden’s son.
Johnson responded to Schiff, saying, “Ukraine wishes you would have sat 2017-2020 out when you appeared over 467 times for over 57 total hours lying bold-faced to America and the world about Russia collusion evidence you never had. You helped weaken and make Ukraine vulnerable.”
The back and forth isn’t getting us to a solution. In times like these, the public will be just as divided as political “blamers.” Are some wrong? Yes. Are some right? Yes. But what we don’t need is constant blame for what led to this. We need solutions well outside Biden’s control because the current situation is more recent, notably Biden’s fault. That’s not as much blame as it directly relates to the Biden administration’s actions that have allowed this to occur.