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US Congresswoman Describes “Putin Wing” of Republican Party

March 10th, 2022 12:58

US media is report­ing on com­ments by a US Repub­li­can con­gress­woman alleg­ing what she describes as the “Putin wing of the Repub­li­can Par­ty.” Accord­ing to the Wash­ing­ton Post report:

Is there a “Putin wing of the GOP”? Rep. Liz Cheney says so. The Wyoming Repub­li­can made the charge this week­end, in ref­er­ence to a for­mer Trump admin­is­tra­tion offi­cial who open­ly sided with Russ­ian Pres­i­dent Vladimir Putin’s inva­sion of Ukraine. Few Repub­li­cans are in that camp, of course. Most have round­ly con­demned Putin’s inva­sion and sup­port aggres­sive actions against Rus­sia in response. But Cheney’s for­mu­la­tion cap­tures some­thing essen­tial about today’s GOP in a deep­er sense. Cheney stands for the propo­si­tion that the Repub­li­can Par­ty must fun­da­men­tal­ly and per­ma­nent­ly repu­di­ate Don­ald Trump’s embrace of Putin if it is to take an off-ramp from the rad­i­cal­iza­tion of the Trump years. Many Repub­li­cans are not will­ing to do this, and con­tin­ue to hand-wave away the fact that as pres­i­dent, Trump sided with Putin against Ukraine, against the West and against democ­ra­cy. In this sense, Cheney has cap­tured a cru­cial truth about this moment. “This is the Putin wing of the GOP,” Cheney tweet­ed, in response to a wide­ly shared seg­ment in which Dou­glas Mac­gre­gor, a Pen­ta­gon offi­cial under Trump, insist­ed that Putin has been “too gentle.”

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The Glob­al Influ­ence Oper­a­tions Report (GIOR) recent­ly pub­lished a report cen­tered on a new and devel­op­ing alliance between US con­ser­v­a­tives and Euro­pean nation­al­ists, a poten­tial means for Rus­sia to exert covert influ­ence in Europe and the US, using Hun­gary as a platform.

We have also been report­ing on the con­tin­u­ing pro-Russ­ian remarks of Fox News star Tuck­er Carl­son who recent­ly blamed the US for the Russ­ian inva­sion of Ukraine.