(FreedomBeacon.com)- Mitch McConnell, the minority leader in the Senate, took aim at two members of his party who sit over in the House.
Appearing on the “Face The Nation” program over the weekend, McConnell spoke about how he hoped that Ukraine would be able to win its war against Russia, which invaded them three weeks ago. He continued to advocate for the U.S. sending Ukraine assistance as it has been.
Margaret Brennan, the host of the CBS show, then commented:
“You are very clear in your language there, but others in your party have not been.”
Brennan referred to Republican Representative Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina, who was caught on camera recently calling Volodymyr Zelensky, the president of Ukraine, a “thug.”
Cawthorn is seen on the video saying:
“Remember that Zelensky is a thug. Remember that the Ukrainian government is incredibly corrupt and is incredibly evil and has been pushing woke ideologies.”
Russian media outlets then picked up those comments and started to broadcast them to use as propaganda.
After that happened, another Republican member of the House, Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, posted a video address of her own. She said America shouldn’t be providing any aid at all to Ukraine, simply because they’re engaged in “a war they cannot possibly win.”
The full message was:
“If we truly care about suffering and death on our television screens, we cannot fund more of it by sending money and weaponry to fight a war they cannot possibly win. The only effect of more arms and more money from America will be to prolong the war and magnify human suffering.”
Brennan was referring to both of these incidents when she asked McConnell on the CBS program:
“Is there any room in the Republican Party for this rhetoric? And why isn’t there more discipline?”
McConnell quickly responded:
“Well, there are some lonely voices out there that are in a different place. But looking at the Senate Republicans, I can tell you I would’ve, had I been the majority leader, put this Ukraine supplemental up by itself. I think virtually every one of my members would have voted for it.
“The vast majority of the Republican Party writ-large, both in the Congress and across the country, are totally behind the Ukrainians and urging the president to take these steps quicker. So, there may be a few lonely voices off to the side. I wouldn’t pay much attention to them.”
For his part, Cawthorn tried to step down his comments a bit last Thursday when he tweeted:
“The actions of Putin and Russia are disgusting. But leaders, including Zelensky, should NOT push misinformation on America. I am praying for Ukraine and the Ukrainian people. Pray also we are not drawn into conflict based on foreign leaders pushing misinformation.”
McConnell certainly didn’t support these two members of his party in this case. But, neither did many Republicans members of Congress, either.