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Putin accuses Kephart GOP of ‘playing games’ in WMD threat

The supply of math and logic was low in the Friday edition PBS News Hour As The Washington Post Columnist Jonathan Kephart accused 31 Republican senators of “playing the game” with aid to Ukraine because they voted against a spending bill where less than one percent of the money was for Ukrainian aid.

After being asked by host Judy Woodroff if the United States and NATO were ready if Vladimir Putin escalated his war, Kephart claimed he wanted to believe we were, “but, you know, I want to step back a bit. Unity. Of course, there is some underlying unity. But I – it’s a little exciting that certain Republicans, especially in the Senate, especially if they are thinking of running for president – are playing a game at a time when the president of the United States and the Western alliance are going. Trying to hold on – trying to hold on to Putin. “

Caphart condemned Republicans for not voting in favor of the bill:

And you can’t argue that the president has taken too long, he’s not doing enough, when you just voted against the $ 1.5 trillion universal-omnibus– bill that had millions in it. [sic] That bill helps dollars for Ukraine. So, this is the kind of domestic game that Republicans are bringing to foreign policy, I think, – it’s sad.

Apparently, Cape Hart Sen. Ben Sauce did not see Sen Chris Murphy teaching at the school on the San Floor issue that Murphy had to shut down his uniform “fan service”.

Despite having no more than 99 percent spending relationship with Ukraine, Capehart “hopes to move forward, especially if we reach a situation where the United States and the world are fighting a chemical or biological attack.” -And – think carefully about what the United States is saying, what they are both trying to achieve. “

Cape Hart’s allegations were so wild that they went so far as to co-panelist New York Times Columnist David Brooks, who mentions: “So, you know, I – I – rarely admire Ted Cruz, but Ted Cruz, over the last few years, has been very accurate about Ukraine and Russia. And he – he – is very aggressive. Many Republican senators are very aggressive: we have to do this to prevent war. ”

Perhaps Cruz is not so “dark and evil.”

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Here is a transcript of the March 18 show:

PBS News Hour
3/18/2022
6:37 p.m.

Judy Woodroff: Do you understand, Jonathan, that– the United States is ready, that NATO is ready if Putin goes in a direction that we don’t – we don’t want – he doesn’t want to go?

Jonathan Caphart: I want to believe that NATO and the United States are ready for that situation. One of the things that I do – one of the things that I think is legitimate is that he kept communicating what the United States would not do, he kept communicating what he wouldn’t do, and instead became silent on those things. Don’t talk about things, just talk about things – he’s just talking about the things he’s doing now.

And that’s exactly what he should do. But, you know, I just want to push back a little on this. You say the underlying unity. Of course, there is some underlying unity. But I – it’s a little exciting that certain Republicans, especially in the Senate, especially if they’re thinking of running for president – are playing a game at a time when the president of the United States and the West are trying to hold on – trying to hold on to Putin. .

And you can’t argue that the president took too long, he wasn’t doing enough, when you voted against the $ 1.5 trillion universal-omnibus– bill that had millions of dollars in aid for Ukraine. So, this is the kind of domestic game that Republicans are bringing to foreign policy, I think, – it’s sad. And I hope, going forward, especially if we get into a situation where the United States and the world-world are embroiled in a chemical or biological attack on Ukraine, that you will think carefully about what they are saying. The President and the United States, which they are both trying to accomplish.

David Brooks: I’m a glass-half-full kind of guy. So, you know, I – I – rarely admire Ted Cruz, but Ted Cruz, over the last few years, has been very accurate about Ukraine and Russia. And he-she– very aggressive. Many Republican senators are very aggressive: we have to do this to prevent war. So I find that, in general, Republicans have not followed Trump’s lead in any soft-on-Putin. Quite the opposite.

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