Mitch McConnell Wants Russia Designated As State Sponsor Of Terrorism

Mitch McConnell and other Republicans made a surprise trip to Ukraine over the weekend to meet President Volodymyr Zelensky. McConnell is among Republicans who have split with the party’s Ultra MAGA wing by maintaining support for Ukraine, despite the defense of Donald Trump and the support of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Mitch McConnell did not, while he was the Majority Leader and Donald Trump as President, did not urge Trump to add Russia to the list of state-sponsored terrorism. He also does not support the impeachment of the former president for his efforts to blackmail Ukraine, alluding to cuts in defense aid. BBC reported that the whistleblower described what he heard in the phone call as an attempt to “attract interference from a foreign country”.

With President Joe Biden in office, however, McConnell is poised to stand up for Ukraine and against Russia, and over the weekend led a Republican delegation to Ukraine to show support. Now he says Biden should designate Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism.

While supporting Ukraine and condemning the Russian invasion is an overall popular view, with Pew Research The poll shows that about half of Republicans, Democrats and Independents believe Russia is a threat to the United States, with a significant group among the far right who disagree with McConnell about this – and that group is the MAGA wing of the party.

It included Madison Cawthorn, who branded Ukraine’s president a “thug” and called the country evil; Matt Gaetz, who has said that the US is “sleeping into a war” with Russia; and Marjorie Taylor Greene, who continued to complain that the United States was giving aid to Ukraine.


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