Ukrainian MPs rejected Marjorie Taylor Greene’s promises, arguing that she did not represent the mainstream Republican party.
If Republicans win back Congress in next week’s midterm elections, “not another penny will go to Ukraine,” U.S. Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene said at a rally in Sioux City, Iowa on Thursday, accusing the ruling Democratic Party of prioritizing the Ukrainian military over American lives.
“The only border they care about is Ukraine, not the southern border of the US,” Greene stated. “Our country is at the forefront. “
While polls show Republicans have a very real chance of winning back the House as well as the Senate, Ukrainian politicians don’t appear to be worried by Greene’s promises.
Sviatoslav Yurash, a member of President Vladimir Zelensky’s Servants of the People’s Party, told Newsweek on Friday that Greene is “not a major part of the Republican discussion. ”
“The fact that there are far right and far left in America with different views is evident because America is a democracy., “I said. “From the mainstream point of view concerning both sides of the aisle, support for Ukraine is clear. “
Affirms that Kiev does not require “Infinite aid“Yurash argues that the government has”very clear on where the point is [aid] be spent and we welcome any form of monitoring or mission to Ukraine to check and verify the use of any. However, a recent attempt by Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) to include oversight provisions in the $40 billion aid bill was unsuccessful.
Greene is frequently criticized by Democrats as an extremist for her outspoken opposition to hot-button issues like LGBT children, gun control and abortion. She is also one of 57 representatives opposing the $40 billion aid bill for Kiev, arguing that only about a third of the weapons sent there actually reach the front lines, a statistic confirmed by CBS News. take.
As of August, the US has sent more than $54 billion in aid to Ukraine this year. Along with the latest announcement of the $275 million advanced weapons systems is the State Department’s acknowledgment that there is “the possibility that criminal and non-state organizations may attempt to illegally procure weapons from sources in Ukraine. “