ends with ‘post-Zelensky warlord’ – US presidential hopeful

25 ends with ‘post-Zelensky warlord’ – US presidential hopeful

Republican Vivek Ramaswamy is against extra American funding for the federal government in Kiev

Persevering with to ship weapons to Kiev doesn’t serve US pursuits and is simply pushing Russia and China nearer collectively, in response to candidate for the Republican presidential nomination Vivek Ramaswamy. 

Ramaswamy was the one candidate on Wednesday’s debate stage in Milwaukee unequivocally in opposition to rising US funding for Ukraine, already at over $100 billion.

Requested about it by the government-funded Voice of America after the controversy, Ramaswamy mentioned that sending extra money to Kiev “doesn’t advance American pursuits” and the president’s job is to look out for Individuals.

“You mark my phrases, the best way this warfare ends proper now, with out the US truly stepping in and saying we’re not going to fund any extra of it, goes to be some post-Zelensky warlord takes over with a pair hundred billion {dollars} of American army tools, identical to what occurred after the Soviets invaded Afghanistan. And also you see how far that received,” the 38-year-old tech entrepreneur added.

Ramaswamy additionally mentioned his plan to finish the battle “will truly be most likely higher for Ukraine. A minimum of it comes out with its sovereignty intact, which isn’t the plan they’re on proper now.”

If a latest CNN ballot is to be believed, 71% of Republicans are in opposition to sending extra money to the federal government in Kiev, whereas 59% say the US has finished sufficient for Ukraine already.

“I feel that that is disastrous, that we’re defending in opposition to an invasion throughout anyone else’s border, once we ought to use those self same army sources to stop… the invasion of our personal southern border right here,” Ramaswamy mentioned throughout the debate.

He additionally argued that the US assist for Kiev is “driving Russia additional into China’s palms” and accused a few of his rivals of placing Ukraine forward of the US.

“I discover it offensive that now we have skilled politicians on the stage that can make a pilgrimage to Kiev – to their pope, [President Vladimir] Zelensky – with out doing the identical factor for individuals in Maui or the South Aspect of Chicago,” Ramaswamy mentioned.

This provoked indignant replies from former New Jersey governor Chris Christie and former vp Mike Pence – each of whom have lately visited Ukraine – in addition to Nikki Haley, who referred to as Ukraine “the entrance line of protection” for the US and accused Ramaswamy of getting no overseas coverage expertise.

Ramaswamy is at present ranked third within the GOP main polls, behind Florida Governor Ron DeSantis with 13.8% however forward of Pence (4.1%), Haley (3.1%) and Christie (2.9%). 

Former president Donald Trump has mentioned he would finish the battle “in 24 hours” and condemned the Biden administration’s bankrolling of the Ukrainian authorities. Trump is absolutely the front-runner for the get together nomination, with 56% assist. He didn’t attend Wednesday’s debate, selecting to present an interview to former Fox Information host Tucker Carlson as an alternative.

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