By Jeff Poor
Wednesday, FNC host Tucker Carlson criticized hawkish voices among the media and political class espousing aggressive rhetoric aimed at Russia and China while the U.S. economy continues to struggle.
Carlson took issue with media pundits chastizing House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) for his unwillingness to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
The media, by the way, isn’t mad about the fact our money appears to be disappearing into this sinkhole of corruption called Ukraine or being used to close Christian churches. No, they’re mad because the House Speaker, Kevin McCarthy, hasn’t rushed to kiss the ring of Zelenskyy. Watch.
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WOLF BLITZER, CNN: President Vladimir Zelenskyy makes an offer to the US House Speaker that Kevin McCarthy is refusing.
TIM MILLER, MSNBC: Look at Kyiv, for example. He was invited to Kyiv by Zelenskyy. Any other Speaker of the House would have obviously gone there to show solidarity with our ally.
ALEXANDER VINDMAN, MSNBC: This is all completely Kevin McCarthy kind of pandering to the extreme wing of his party.
O’DONNELL, MSNBC: What is your reaction to Kevin McCarthy refusing President Zelenskyy’s invitation to come to Ukraine or discuss with him directly aid to Ukraine?
DAVID ROTHKOPF, FOREIGN AFFAIRS ANALYST: I don’t know what kind of single-celled creature Kevin McCarthy is more like that’s an amoeba or it’s a paramecium. He is letting down the United States.
SCARBOROUGH, MSNBC: I understand Kevin McCarthy, again is playing to his isolationist America First, which is actually not “America First,” it’s actually “America last on the world stage.”
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