House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., California) has denounced Representative Madison Cavdorn (R., NC) for calling Russian President-elect Ukraine Volodymyr Zhelensky a “thug.”
“Madison is wrong,” said Mr. McCarthy told a news conference. “If there’s anyone in this world who is a thug, it’s Putin.”
Mr. Cavthorn’s spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
At an event in North Carolina, Mr. Cavern’s comments were first broadcast by WRAL News. In the video, he said: “Remember that Zhelensky is a thug. Remember that the Ukrainian government is incredibly corrupt and that it is incredibly evil and that it is pushing awake ideologies.”
You are Mr. Asked if he supports Cowthorn’s re-election, Mr. McCarthy said yes. At the Conservative Partnership Institute in early February, Mr. In fundraising for Cavern, Mr. McCarthy took the lead.
Mr. Caudhorn is one of a handful of House Republicans who have drawn attention to their views on Russia’s invasion, supporting Ukraine amid widespread bipartisan solidarity and continuing to send arms and other aid.
Some have questioned the US involvement in a foreign war.
When the council voted Thursday Ending regular trade relations with Russia, Eight Republicans voted against the law. “No” votes were cast for Arizona’s Representative Andy Pix, North Carolina’s Dan Bishop, Colorado’s Lauren Bobert, Florida’s Matt Gates, Georgia’s Marjorie Taylor Green, Wisconsin’s Glenn Grothman, Kentucky’s Thomas Massie and Texas.
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