Republicans and Russians go together like peas and carrots. That’s not exactly the motto the GOP wants you to focus on, but it’s the one that’s most applicable to the modern-day Republican Party in the Age of Trump.
If anyone needed further proof of the R&R connection, it was provided in full-throated fashion by Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) during a Sunday appearance on Fox News during a discussion of the Russian military massing on the border with Ukraine, which has caused many national security experts to suggest Russia is preparing to invade its neighbor.
Putin’s spokesman, Madison Cawthorn, delivered the Kremlin talking points on Ukraine today on Fox News: “We’ve been fighting in a sandbox and in caves for the last 20 years. Meanwhile, they’ve been creating hypersonic missiles that can sink our entire fleet in the Black Sea.” pic.twitter.com/McEF9Agk4B
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) December 26, 2021
Is that right? Well who focused American foreign policy on sandboxes and caves for the past 20 years? Republicans. Who started the War on Terror? Republicans. Who defends the Saudi royal family no matter who they kill? Again, it’s the Republicans. And Putin laughs as we let the GOP mismanage U.S. foreign affairs while he eliminates his political foes, murders women and children in Moscow and Chechnya, and takes Crimea while the international community shakes its head.
Of course, no one has kowtowed more to Putin and the Russians than Donald J. Trump, who refused to criticize anything his buddy Vlad said or did during his failed term in the White House.
Maybe Madison Cawthorn needs to pack up his shit and move to Russia. And he needs to take the rest of the GOP with him when he goes.