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Biden and Sullivan “bought into” Russia nuclear scare on Ukraine, top GOP lawmaker says

In contrast, Secretary of State Antony Blinken holds a firmer stance.
Michael McCaul, the Republican head of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Photo: McCaul via Facebook
Biden and Sullivan “bought into” Russia nuclear scare on Ukraine, top GOP lawmaker says

Republican House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Michael McCaul stated that President Joe Biden and his national security advisor Jake Sullivan “bought into” the idea that Russia may use nuclear weapons if the US provides “too much” weapons to Ukraine.

“Jake [Sullivan] is—he’s overly cautious. And he’s bought into this notion that, well, if we give them [Ukrainians] too much, then Russia’s going to use a tactical nuke on us. Well, most intelligence I’ve seen is they’re not going to do that,” said McCaul in Puck News interview. “The crazy thing is, all the stuff he worried about, has now been agreed to, we’re putting it in there. It’s just that it’s too little, too late.”

McCaul also said that Sullivan and Biden share the same views on the issue of aid to Ukraine. In contrast, Secretary of State Antony Blinken has a more decisive position.

“Blinken seems very — I was with him right after the invasion — he was all in for the MIGs going in. It’s not him. In my judgment, it’s Jake Sullivan and the White House. It’s a very timid response. I like the Colin Powell Doctrine. You’re all in or you’re all out. You know, we’re giving Putin exactly what he wants. That’s a stalemate. A war of attrition. And he has more bodies to throw in,” said McCaul.

Last fall, the Biden administration has requested $60 billion in additional aid for Ukraine, but a $95 billion aid package for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan remains blocked in the House by Republican leadership.

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