Biden trip to Ukraine ripped by GOP lawmakers: ‘Incredibly insulting’

President Joe Biden, centre left, meets with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy at Mariinsky Palace during an unannounced visit in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 20, 2023. (Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP)

By Jeff Mordock – The Washington Times – Monday, February 20, 2023

Republican lawmakers criticized President Biden’s surprise visit Monday to Ukraine, saying he should focus on domestic issues such as the chaos at America’s southern border.

They said Mr. Biden should not send billions to Ukraine while Americans are struggling at home with high inflation, soaring gas prices and migrants flooding across the border. They urged Mr. Biden to spend less on Ukraine and increase funding to protect the southern border.

“Breathtaking that President Biden can show up in Ukraine to ensure their border is secure but can’t do the same for America,” Rep. Scott Perry, Pennsylvania Republican, wrote on Twitter.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican and potential 2024 presidential candidate, also accused the president of neglecting U.S. problems in favor of kowtowing to Ukraine.

“I think I and many Americans are thinking to ourselves, ‘OK, he’s very concerned about those borders halfway around the world. He’s not done anything to secure our own border here at home.’ We’ve had millions and millions of people pour in, tens of thousands of Americans dead because of fentanyl, and then, of course, we just suffered a national humiliation of having China fly a spy balloon clear across the continental United States,” he said in an appearance on Fox News, ” So we have a lot of problems accumulating here in our own country that he is neglecting.”


  1. It’s funny, Biden get ripped to shreds daily on this site for not having balls to do more and he gets ripped to shreds by White House wannabes for doing far, far too much.

    Is it too much to hope that DeSantis will decide all boarders should be secure and will not campaign on reduced aid to Ukraine? An unrealistic hope perhaps …

  2. Once again the corporate media only presents half of the story and gives the hard left that wants Ukraine to give away Crimea and the Donbas, a pass. Worse yet, some people are buying it.

    • The Washington Times is a conservative paper. It is you who suffers from chronic bias. You are prepared to forgive politicians who act as accessories to genocide as long as they are Republicans. You even try to make excuses for an evil motherfucker like Trump, who praised putler’s Holocaust and opposed all aid to Ukraine. Ditto his halfwit son.

    • Typical media bull crap. You have acFEW Republican asswipes criticizing and all of a sudden its inferred that all Republicans are against funding Ukraine. It’s getting sickening.

        • Sir Scradgel I look at the title…ripped by GOO lawmakers; Republican lawmakers; they mention two asswipes, an inconsequential congressman from an inconsequential area of Pennsylvania. I’m sure there are more but to infer lawmakerS is wrong. It’s yellow journalism. How about democratic lawmakers and we know there are many.

          • Republican strategists believe that the GOP’s voter bloc has 5% support for a Russian victory. Genocide in other words.
            They are OVER represented in the congress and the senate unfortunately. It’s more like 10%. These people are promoting a supremacist ideology. They should be in the Klan, not the GOP. Therefore it is up to conservative papers to report their evil activities.
            You forgot also that the same paper covered the far left putler wing in an article I published yesterday.
            The far left are not currently a serious danger to Ukraine, except for Gabbard and she has crossed over to the far right.
            The far left of the Dems in fact voted for the aid package to Ukraine. They want a Kissinger-type “land for peace” deal, not an end to aid like the putler wing of the GOP.
            We must all hope for an Ukraine victory this year and a Haley victory next year.

            • I am mostly concerned about the speaker of the house.
              He can prevent any new aid after the current package is depleted by not bringing a new package up for a vote.

  3. “Breathtaking that President Biden can show up in Ukraine to ensure their border is secure but can’t do the same for America,” Rep. Scott Perry, Pennsylvania Republican, wrote on Twitter.

    Those pesky Mexicans invading the US with their tanks, destroying every city they come across.

  4. The radical egoism displayed by the above mentioned is deeply unamerican and shameful. I hope Nikki gets the ticket to Washington. Some cleaning up in the party is needed. The Trumpist shit show has to come to an end. The criticism concerning the US border is more than justified, but one must not resort to humiliating comments about Ukraine. Trump, De Santis, Goetz etc are not Republican, they are pro-ruSSian asslickers.

  5. Bert I’m sick and tired of this Republican VS democratic nonsense. It’s bullshit. I don’t condemn Biden because he’s a democrat I condemn him for his policies. I don’t condemn monolithic organizations or parties. I condemn policies, history, social attributes. I hate Trump and I was an advocate for DeSantis until yesterday where I have condemned him on this site. That’s doesn’t make me a democrat Republican conservative or liberal. It makes someone who is adamant about Ukraine. So can you and others who trying draw some imaginary line between republicans and democrats focus…FOCUS ON THE FUCKIN ISSUE.

    • I am not an American so I am indeed mostly concerned about foreign policy.
      But considering that I consider the Republican party and Republican aligned media a major threat to the support of Ukraine.

      And no, these haven’t always been the Republicans: in the Obama era I wasn’t quite pleased with the Democrats and rooting more for McCain (not for his domestic ideas, but these aren’t necessarily my problem).

      There used to be a time in which I think Democrats were the most problematic, especially because there were quite a lot of anti-military and pro-appeasement figures. For example, Bernie Sanders was a person of concern.

      But the turns have tabled: even before 2016 Trump was already explicitly saying that Crimea belongs to Russia because they spoke Russian there.

      And Republican-aligned outlets like Breitbart, Fox News and the like are constantly pumping out pro-Russian narratives and are shitting on the current level of aid for Ukraine.

      As I said, my greatest concern is the speaker of the house currently, that has promised not to put a new aid package on the agenda for a vote.

      So yeah, for me it is not about Democrats vs Republicans, but Ukraine vs Russia.

      Currently the Democrats are solid in their support for Ukraine, and so are all non-Republican media.

      Yes, I think Biden was too careful vis-a-vis Russia and the F-16’s should have been taking off Ukrainian airfields months ago if not years. But currently continued support for Ukraine is guaranteed as long as Democrats are in charge.

      I am aware that most Republicans are pro-Ukraine, but it only takes a few that are not at some key positions, such as POTUS or speaker of the house to cause serious problems.

      And Republicans that support Ukraine will not be backed by the Republican media such as Fox News, not because Fox News hates Ukraine but because they are against anything the Democrats are in favour of.

      They do not employ Tucker because he is pro-Russian, but because he shits on the political opponent and that is what the audience want to see, generates most clicks and most money, etc.

      The same way the CEO of CNN gets a boner from Trump saying something like “grab them by the pussy”, because that means millions of clicks, views and therefore dollars.

      So yes, the Republicans are an area of concern for me, not because they are Republican, but because they can do serious harm on an individual level and their media greatly influences how the American public looks at the matter. Fox News is the most popular tv channel in the U.S., so I think it is deeply disturbing that an enemy of the free world can shit on Ukraine, a major U.S. ally without any consequences.

      In the future this can all change: I am already biting my nails for the generation of Democrats after Biden, that aren’t from the Cold War generation.

      The kind of people that are overly concerned with identity politics, racial issues etc. Very important issues, but not when China is about to invade Taiwan and Russia reduces European cities to ruble. I don’t like to see the police going crazy on some black criminal, but that doesn’t stop the world from turning.

      • See there you go again Bert. You view the opinion pundits of Fox as being representative of Fox and it’s not. The regular daytime true journalists including Bret Bair bring up generals such as Keane and others that are very pro Ukraine. You hear the bullshit of Carlson and think this is the position of Fox. It’s not. If there is any news outlet that shows both sides continuously its Fox. And by the way I don’t trust any single media outlet except for perhaps The Wall Street Journal. Being in the US and seeing all the crap on a regular basis I can speak with a little knowledge of the facts. Please stop the broad characterizations. FOCUS on the individuals and their policies not some organization. The republicans are as diverse as democrats and yes they have differing views but to assume 12 congress people represents the entire Republican Party is nuts. By the way I have voted primarily republican but have on occasion voted democrat not because they’re democrat but because I agree with the policy.

        • I did not say they represent the entire party, quite the opposite. Did you read my comment or did you just stop when you read Fox News?

          • Bert it’s real simple if indeed you aren’t broadly characterizing republican or democrats then stop using that definition. Focus on the issue focus on the issue and individual promoting a position. Republicans or democrats or conservative or liberal or whatever other broad characterization. It is completely irrelevant to the discussions on this site. The only issue is Ukraine and how can we help. It isn’t by identifying republicans or democrats or Fox news. If you don’t mind and respectfully I am finished with this topic.

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