By John L. Dorman Business Insider
Republicans are becoming increasingly concerned with GOP Rep. Victoria Spartz’s pointed criticism of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his top aides, with many in the House GOP caucus distressed that her stance could be hurting the American alliance with the war-torn country at a critical time, according to Politico.
While President Joe Biden and most members of the Republican caucus have expressed unequivocal support of Ukraine after Russian President Vladimir Putin launched an invasion of the country in February, Spartz’s comments have led some GOP lawmakers to worry that her words could also boost the small minority of Republicans who have opposed the billions of dollars in American aid flowing to the country.
“Her naiveness is hurting our own people,” a Republican lawmaker on the House Foreign Affairs Committee told Politico. “It is not helpful to what we’re trying to do and I’m not sure her facts are accurate … We have vetted these guys.”
The lawmaker also told the news outlet that the Indiana congresswoman’s remarks could potentially “hurt” the ongoing effort to aid the Ukrainian people.