Tucker Carlson: We Shouldn’t Give Ukraine Any Aide In Their Fight Against Russia
Fox News personality Tucker Carlson believes the United States should abandon its support of Ukraine as the country continues fighting Russian aggression, saying this week that the U.S. should not be sending military aid.
According to The Daily Beast, Carlson was speaking with a guest, former Mitch McConnell Chief of Staff Josh Holmes, when he made the remark on Thursday.
Holmes was questioning the main thrust of Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, which is that President Donald Trump attempted to leverage desperately needed military aid to Ukraine in order to secure investigations into his domestic political rivals.
The former McConnell aide said because no such exchange ever took place, Democrats have no basis for impeachment.
“Ultimately, the underlying facts here are they are trying to impeach the President of the United States for holding aid that was ultimately delivered in exchange for a favor for some kind of investigation that was never conducted,” Holmes insisted.
Carlson jumped in with his pro-Russia comment: “Aid we shouldn’t be sending in the first place, in my view.”
The Fox host has repeatedly expressed his support for Russia over Ukraine in recent weeks, The Daily Beast noted, saying last week, “Why shouldn’t I root for Russia? Which I am.”
Carlson waffled for a time on whether he was serious or joking with the comment but ultimately indicated he meant what he said.
“Earlier this week, however, he revealed that he was, in fact, not joking,” The Daily Beast reported. “Besides saying America ‘should probably take the side of Russia if we have to choose between Russia and Ukraine,’ Carlson also insisted Russian President Vladimir Putin doesn’t hate America as much as MSNBC journalists do.”
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