Less Republican Support for Ukraine
According to Axios, many Republicans are becoming less supportive of the war in Ukraine. It says:
Republicans are increasingly divided over American support for Ukraine: The party’s traditional hawkish voices face a loud array of anti-war voices from the MAGA wing of the party led by former President Trump.
Why it matters: The majority of the party’s elected officials are still squarely behind helping Ukraine in its war against Russia — and if anything, have accused President Biden of slow-walking military aid to our ally.
- But in a sign of the shifting mood within the party, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis sounded a lot closer to Trump than potential 2024 rivals Nikki Haley or former Vice President Mike Pence in rare comments on foreign policy this week.
Driving the news: In an interview with Fox News, DeSantis echoed isolationist rhetoric and cast Biden as spending more time on foreign affairs than domestic challenges. “He’s very concerned about those borders halfway around the world. He’s not done anything at home to secure our own border here at home,” DeSantis said.