Over Half Of GOP Lawmakers Missed Zelensky’s Speech

  • Of the 213 House Republicans, only 86 were in attendance at Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s prime-time address to Congress on Wednesday.
  • While many of those members stood, cheering and applauding for the foreign leader, notably Matt Gaetz of Florida and Colorado’s Lauren Boebert did not.
  • Mitch McConnell, minority leader in the Senate, recently declared that “Making sure that the Defense Department can deal with major threats coming from Russia and China, providing assistance for Ukrainians to defeat the Russians— that’s the number one priority of the United States Right now, according to most Republicans.”
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