White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki called out House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy for supporting the withholding of aid to Ukraine when Trump was president.
Video of Psaki:
Press Secretary Psaki said:
We sent an amount during president Biden’s first year in office, more than any other president in history. And we shared a significant amount of intelligence about Russia’s intelligence and movements as you know. 3.2 billion total. 2.6 billion since this conflict started.
That is in direct contrast with our predecessor who withheld hundreds of millions from Ukraine including Javelins and McCarthy who was critical of us in this moment he defended as the right thing to do at the time because he claimed people believed there was corruption in the President Zelenskyy administration. I don’t know if that is a question for us or for him what has changed in that time.
Kevin McCarthy supported Trump withholding aid to Ukraine as they were under Russian attack, but he is now demanding more aid to Ukraine now that they are under Russian invasion and Joe Biden is president.
The situation in Ukraine didn’t change. but the party of the occupant of the White House did.
Kevin McCarthy has no values, no core beliefs, and cares nothing about policy consistency. Rep. McCarthy wants to be the next Speaker of the House, but Jen Psaki annihilated him by pointing out that his strong support of Ukraine wasn’t there when Trump was president.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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