Facing a crumbling economy, a porous southern border, extreme bouts of disrespect and concerns over national security dangers from the Chinese Communist Party, and far-left social movements that attempt to destroy the concept of gender for children, among other things, many are concerned about where the United States is headed under the reign of Joe Biden.
Luckily for the American people, establishment Republican figures such as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) have come out of the woodwork to remind the peasants of what they should actually care about: Russia’s ongoing war with Ukraine.
McConnell delivered this message Thursday during an appearance on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom,” repeating his previously stated talking point that “defeating the Russians in Ukraine is the single most important event going on in the world right now.”
Without providing an explanation, McConnell asserted that spending further billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars on the nation “will save us an enormous amount of money down the road if the Ukrainians can succeed.”
He was notably wearing a Ukraine-flag-colored tie during the appearance.
NEW – McConnell: "Defeating the Russians in Ukraine is the single most important event going on in the world right now."pic.twitter.com/H8RkVKAhno
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) February 16, 2023
McConnell acknowledged that his views of continuing to spend taxpayer money on the foreign nation’s war are unpopular, adding, “I’m sorry public opinion is sliding [on U.S. military support for Ukraine], but I want to reassure the American people [that] this is enormously important.”
This point by McConnell is nothing new; the Kentucky representative made similar comments in May of 2022 when he worked with Joe Biden to secure a multi-billion dollar aid package to Ukraine while asserting that he and his colleagues alike believe its war is “the most important thing in the world right now.”
.@LeaderMcConnell": "I had a chance to call the president last week and request that the Ukraine package more by itself and quickly…He called back in about 15 minutes and agreed…I think we're on a path to getting that done." pic.twitter.com/0C8rc8IyJQ
— CSPAN (@cspan) May 10, 2022
Fox News host Tucker Carlson called out this mentality of Americans who seem to prioritize foreign nations above all else on his primetime news show, flaming a Republican lawmaker for allegedly caring more about the border of Ukraine than that of the United States. During the segment, Carlson asked the representative, “where are the Republicans demanding that we send [the military] or whatever it takes to close the [U.S.] border… they’re all whipped up about Crimea.”
The expressed views of Carlson and many other conservatives that Republicans and Democrats alike who are hyper-focused on funding Ukraine seemingly care more about the borders of a foreign country than that of the U.S. have proven controversial, as was seen in an angry Twitter post by Washington Post columnist Greg Sargent.
One of the most disgusting right wing tropes about the Russian invasion of Ukraine is this: "You care more about Ukraine's border than our own."
— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) December 23, 2022