According to reports, Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian president will speak at a joint session Wednesday night. This will be President Zelensky’s first visit outside Ukraine since Russia invaded the country on February 24, 2014. He is expected to express gratitude to the United States and ask for more.
Despite the fact that some voices to the right oppose providing assistance for Ukraine:
In case you haven’t heard, our government wants to send yet another $47 billion to Ukraine.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) December 20, 2022
It is likely that the majority of the GOP realizes the danger to the European political system of Russia requesting the right to dictate the foreign policy of its neighboring countries and invading them if they refuse to kowtow.
McConnell: “Providing assistance for Ukrainians to defeat the Russians is the number one priority for the United States right now according to most Republicans. That’s how we see the challenges confronting the country at the moment.” pic.twitter.com/NPmzWRzoz1
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) December 20, 2022
Many people are taking McConnell’s clip out of context. Here is what McConnell said:
You can always listen to Scott Ritter, “Chester the Molester”, for the inside scoop.
Sorry, wrong clip.
Scott Ritter knows more about 6-year-old girls than he knows about Ukraine or intelligence.
— streiff (@streiffredstate) December 20, 2022
The positive assessment of the security situation is evident in the fact that President Zelensky feels safe enough from both internal threats and the Russian armed forces to travel.
My guess is that Zelensky would press for access to ATACMS rockets to place Russian rear areas in danger and for the United States of America to release M1 Abrams tank tanks. This would force the hand of German Chancellor Scholz who said Germany would not first supply Ukraine with modern tanks.
When my update rolls on Thursday, we’ll be able to get a better sense of what happened.