“Do not be deceived by, Ukraine is corrupt: “They’ve canceled the elections …They banned the political parties, they’ve invaded churches, they’ve arrested priests, so no, it isn’t a democracy, it’s a corrupt regime.” — Senator Rand Paul
BY BRAD DRESS
“Zelensky asked us for a joint session; we just didn’t have time,” McCarthy told reporters on Capitol Hill, according to videos of the exchange.
The comments come as the House is struggling to advance funding bills with a deadline looming at the end of the month and with continued financial support for Ukraine one of the sticking points among conservatives.
Zelensky, who addressed a joint session of Congress during his last visit in December, traveled to Washington Thursday to meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill as he seeks to shore up support for more U.S. aid in the fight against Russia.
While the entire Senate met with Zelensky in the Old Senate Chamber, only a select few House leaders attended a meeting on the other side of Capitol Hill.
The Ukraine tide is turning…
Poland, once Ukraine’s most vocal ally in Europe and the nation which hosts more Ukrainian refugees than any other nation, is stopping all weapon transfers to the war. Why?
Because instead of being grateful for their generosity, Zelensky insulted… pic.twitter.com/KTkMV8Cmlh
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) September 21, 2023
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