Senator Tom Cotton has become a notable name in Republican politics for a good reason. He’s articulate and has even used Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) words against him with the filibuster speech he quoted Schumer’s pro-filibuster speech from years ago.
Cotton has gone as far as to speak truthfully about Biden’s involvement in allowing Russia to be brave enough to threaten to invade Ukraine. Cotton said Biden “bears a lot of the blame.”
“So why is it that he’s now put more than 100,000 troops on the border, and I believe President Biden deserves a lot of the blame? He has pleased Vladimir Putin for a year. In the first month of his presidency, he gave him a very one-sided nuclear arms control treaty.”
The nuclear treaty allows ten inspections per year, and missiles can legally carry any warheads. There’s no great way for the US to regulate the 1,550 warheads that Russia should limit itself to.
The appeasements also included waiving sanctions of Nord Stream II, which is causing problems in Europe already. Russia limited the natural gas supply to Europe before Nord Stream II was even fully functioning. As Cotton said, even Biden’s party opposed waiving sanctions.
Cotton continued, “He did nothing about the Colonial Pipeline hack, and then, in August, Vladimir Putin let the rest of the world see Joe Biden’s blunder in Afghanistan. As a result, Vladimir Putin believes the timing is ideal.”
Given that Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan was a disaster shows a strategic weakness on the forefront of any confrontation that the US engages in moving forward. Yes, the American warfighter is more than capable of pursuing, engaging, and defeating any threat known to man. Biden’s Administration made entirely strategically advantageous moves, including abandoning Bagram airbase in Afghanistan.
The most notable comment Cotton made was comparing how Biden has dealt with Russia to the viewpoint of China.
“So, if Vladimir Putin can get away with it in Ukraine, what does that suggest to Xi Jinping about what he can get away with in Taiwan?”
China is observing. Because of the massive supply chain crisis, Biden has treated Russia and his reaction to situations.
Biden said, “I think what you’re going to see is that Russia will be held accountable if it invades. And it depends on what it does. It’s on think if it’s a minor incursion and then we end up fighting about what to do and not do.”
So, minor incursions into other countries are okay? What makes that okay to our ally? What if China has a minor incursion into Taiwan? Is Biden’s Administration going to ignore it? Too many questions that the president can’t and won’t answer.