How many more mistakes can Biden make?
Appearing on Fox News‘ “Sunday Night in America,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA.) discussed what he believed to be President Joe Biden’s greatest shortcomings regarding Ukraine.
Speaking to host Trey Gowdy, McCarthy began by complimenting Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s virtual address to Congress, calling it a “very moving talk.”
“What he did say was to help us,” McCarthy stated, adding that Zelenskyy did that by weaving “in themes of America from 9/11 to Pearl Harbor to Martin Luther King.”
“It was very moving talk, but he never asked to send American men and women into war. All he asked was, ‘allow us to have the weapons to defend ourselves,'” McCarthy stated.
He then went on to claim, “This is where President Biden has continued to make a mistake.”
McCarthy elaborated: “It wasn’t just how [Biden] pulled out of Afghanistan. It wasn’t that he said in a press conference that if [Russian President Vladimir] Putin took a little of Ukraine, it would be okay. He was too slow in providing weapons so that Ukraine could defend itself.”
Following Zelenskyy’s virtual address, Biden authorized an additional $200 million in military assistance but remained steadfast about transferring MiG fighter jets from Poland to Ukraine, fearing the move would escalate the conflict and begin a third World War.
McCarthy continued his statements homing in on Biden taking action sooner.
“If he had taken action sooner, maybe Putin would have not invaded Ukraine,” but emphasized that the administration needs “to supply them the weapons to defend themselves.”
Gowdy acknowledged that it appeared Biden was more invested in diplomacy rather than taking action, querying what McCarthy would do differently.
Addressing what he would do differently, McCarthy said, “At this moment in time, it’s really the actions you should have taken before. I would continue to help Ukraine, but I’d take a different action going forward. I would look to Taiwan.”
He continued, saying that it was important not to make the same mistake twice, “Do not let China become stronger in their ability to take Taiwan. Sell Taiwan the weapons to defend themselves, so America is not getting asked the question to go to war.”