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Of the 213 House Republicans, only 86 were in attendance at Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s prime time address to Congress on Wednesday. While many of those members stood, cheering and applauding for the foreign leader, notably Matt Gaetz of Florida and Colorado’s Lauren Boebert did not.
Mitch McConnell, minority leader in the Senate, recently declared that “Making sure that the Defense Department can deal with major threats coming from Russia and China, providing assistance for Ukrainians to defeat the Russians— that’s the number one priority of the United States Right now, according to most Republicans.”
“Washington actually thinks that they should go to great lengths to keep Ukraine whole, while at the same time funding the balkanization and division within our own country.”
“At least we found a flag the Democrats are willing to stand for,” he added.
Fellow MAGA Republicans Reps. Jim Jordan and Lauren Boebert also chose not to clap for Zelensky, with the latter explaining that she would not support further aid to Ukraine until a “full audit” of the funds has been completed, a move championed by Greene.
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