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Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.) mentioned that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is a “thug” and denigrated the Ukrainian authorities.
Karl Rove, a Republican strategist, first talked about Cawthorn made the remarks whereas chatting with a crowd in Asheville just lately earlier than WRAL-TV revealed footage of the first-term lawmaker talking.
“Do not forget that Zelensky is a thug,” Cawthorn was seen saying. “Do not forget that the Ukrainian authorities is extremely corrupt and it’s extremely evil and it has been pushing woke ideologies. It truly is the brand new woke world empire.”
Different GOP lawmakers have been fast to denounce Cawthorn’s assertion, accusing him of favoring Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“Like 90 % of the nation is with Ukrainians and is against Putin,” mentioned Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who final week got here below hearth for calling for a Russian “Brutus” to assassinate Putin. “So while you see a member of Congress say issues like this, the one factor I would like you to know: they’re outliers.”
“To my colleague within the Home, I might push again and say it’s not Ukraine that’s invading Russia,” responded Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa). “It’s Russia invading Ukraine.”
Two North Carolina Republicans hoping to defeat Cawthorn within the GOP major later this yr additionally took the chance to sentence Cawthorn’s remarks.