On President’s Day, President Joe Biden visited Kyiv, Ukraine to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and promise another half billion dollars of American aid to the war-torn Eastern European country. The visit, as well as the subsequent speech Biden gave the day after in Warsaw, Poland has been criticized by some for escalating tensions with a nuclear-armed Russia.
Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) joined Stuart Varney on Tuesday to discuss President Biden’s visit to Ukraine and the military assistance sent by the United States. When asked whether he would support additional aid, Biggs said no more.
“That’s right. That’s right. No mas and I’m telling them that they need to be encouraging diplomatic solutions,” the congressman said. “This administration has never once said we should try to get these sides to the table and resolve this issue peacefully and ratchet this down.”
“Instead they are going to ratchet it up Stuart and you are going to see more and more people die through violent means,” he continued. “You are going to see more and more people in privation instead of trying to ratchet this thing down.”
Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) shared a similar sentiment asking President Biden why he has yet to pursue diplomatic relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin in order to bring a peaceful end to the conflict that has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives.
We must halt Ukraine war funding.
The Biden Administration is dragging us into major war rather than seeking diplomatic solutions. pic.twitter.com/hR2NKiTbM3
— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) February 21, 2023
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“Peace > war—especially when the adversary has nukes,” wrote Lee on Twitter.
“We’re sending tanks to Ukraine while Ukraine promises to use tanks to occupy Moscow’s Red Square,” he said in reference to a comment made by Ukraine’s security chief. “How does any of this end well for us?”
“What’s the best-case scenario for the United States when it comes to Russia and Ukraine?” the Utah senator asked.
Peace > war—especially when the adversary has nukes. https://t.co/k7MszJRGW3
— Mike Lee (@BasedMikeLee) February 21, 2023
Others reacted to President Biden’s speech on Tuesday in Warsaw, the same day that Putin made a national address that announced the end of Russia’s participation in the New START nuclear arms treaty.
“These people locked us in our homes, muzzled us, and forced the jab into millions of people’s arms on false pretenses,” wrote Daily Wire commentator Matt Walsh. “They don’t get to pretend that they care about freedom anymore.”
These people locked us in our homes, muzzled us, and forced the jab into millions of people’s arms on false pretenses. They don’t get to pretend that they care about freedom anymore. https://t.co/TezcQQfjkr
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) February 21, 2023
President Biden’s continued, unfettered support of Ukraine is unwise. The president should seek to provide guardrails for continued Ukrainian aid and attempt to pursue peace with Russia which is adamant to solidify its gains in Ukraine. The war has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives. Biden should take action to prevent further bloodshed rather than writing a blank check for a war that could potentially escalate into a broader conflict.
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