Former Vice President Mike Pence took a veiled swipe at former President Donald Trump in a speech Friday to the Republican Party’s top donors in New Orleans. Pence told Republicans they need to move on from the 2020 election before saying “there is no room in this party for apologists for Putin.”
Pence said: “Elections are about the future. My fellow Republicans, we can only win if we are united around an optimistic vision for the future based on our highest values. We cannot win by fighting yesterday’s battles, or by relitigating the past.
“Where would Russian tanks be today if NATO had not expanded the borders of freedom? There is no room in this party for apologists for Putin. There is only room for champions of freedom.”
Pence also smacked Biden during his speech. “It’s no coincidence that Russia waited until 2022 to invade Ukraine. Weakness arouses evil, and the magnitude of evil sweeping across Ukraine speaks volumes about this president,” Pence said.
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy held a zoom meeting with the US Senate today where he asked again for a no-fly zone, which would put us in direct conflict with Russia and would let Putin off the hook because he is losing now and his people know it.
If he can bring NATO or America into this mess he will have a villain to blame for his people’s suffering other than his soon to be deposed mug.
From Fox News:
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy asked Congress for more lethal aid, more planes, more sanctions and to shut down Russian oil exports during a virtual video call with lawmakers Saturday as Washington weighs more aid to help Ukraine fight off a brutal Russian invasion.
Zelenskyy spoke on a Zoom video call with more than 280 senators and House members. He wore a military green T-shirt, spoke aside a Ukrainian flag and appealed to the U.S. lawmakers for more help.
“He spoke from the heart,” Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., said on Fox News Channel, adding that Zelenskyy also requested to close the skies with a no-fly zone.
The meeting comes as NATO rejected a Zelenskyy request for a no-fly zone over Ukraine to provide air cover for the Ukrainian people.
Zelenskyy slammed the decision, but NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg warned that having alliance planes over Ukrainian airspace could spark a new world war.
To those who argue that NATO expansion is somehow responsible for the Russian invasion of Ukraine…Ask yourself, where would our friends in Eastern Europe be today if they were not in NATO? Where would Russian tanks be today if NATO had not expanded the borders of freedom? pic.twitter.com/3agnZ9kMCB— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) March 5, 2022
There is no room in this party for apologists for Putin. There is only room for champions of Freedom.— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) March 5, 2022