Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis saying Ukraine is a mere “territorial dispute” and not “vital” national interest to the U.S. has Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., calling him out for “taking the Chinese position.”
“Gov. DeSantis, who I respect, is basically taking the Chinese position when it comes to Russia’s invasion,” Graham told Fox News on Friday. “China calls this a territorial dispute. This is not a territorial dispute. This is an invasion of a sovereign democracy by [Vladimir Putin’s] Russia, barbaric in nature.”
DeSantis’ comments were made in a survey to Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, a noted Russia-Ukraine war skeptic who has expressed his concern of the U.S. dangerously engaging in a proxy war with the nuclear-power Russia.
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