In voting to deny Ukraine funding, Tenney appeases Russia

Posted 29 April 2024 at 3:11 pm


Congresswoman Claudia Tenney voted against aid for Ukraine. In defending her vote she wrote: “Further, we must address the underlying policies that led to this war by the United States and our European partners.”

This statement is right out of Russian propaganda. That claim is based on the fact that Ukraine was moving closer to NATO and Western countries including the United States. Ukraine was moving closer to the West because Russia had invaded and took control of Crimea and was threatening to take over more of Ukraine.

It is not an exaggeration to say allowing Vladimir Putin to take over Ukraine is similar to allowing Hitler take over the Sudetenland. Appeasement does not work. Showing weakness in the face of overt aggression will encourage more aggression, not only by Russia but also China and their aligned governments.

It is not really surprising that Ms. Tenney is spreading Russian propaganda. She has endorsed for President a man who gave classified documents to Russians and said he takes the word of Vladimir Putin over U.S. intelligence agencies.

Ms. Tenney voted against the PACT act which supports veterans injured during their time protecting our way of life and our Constitution. Ms. Tenney’s vote against aid to Ukraine shows her appeasement of Russia. Her giving voice to Russian propaganda and her votes and endorsements show her loyalty is not to this country.

William Fine