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Pelosi Accuses Trump of Closeness to Putin, Urges Urgent Ukraine Assistance

By Jake Beardslee · April 17, 2024

Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized her longtime political rival, former President Donald Trump, accusing him of being too cozy with Russian President Vladimir Putin.  DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Marianique Santos/Wikimedia

In an interview on MSNBC, Pelosi stated: "For him to say that shows his lack of knowledge, his lack of values, and quite frankly, his lack of commitment to democracy."  Office of Speaker Nancy Pelosi/Wikimedia

The remarks came after Trump suggested that European nations should contribute more financial assistance to Ukraine than the U.S. in its war against Russia's invasion.  Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America/Wikimedia

Pelosi condemned this stance, claiming it demonstrated Trump's puzzling closeness with the Russian leader. "As I've always said, with him, all roads lead to Putin," she declared.  US Department of Labor/Wikimedia

Pelosi lamented the delay in delivering crucial aid to Ukraine, attributing it partly to Trump's lingering influence within the Republican Party.  Office of U.S. House Speaker/Wikimedia

"What happened in the Congress in the United States is heartbreaking. It's sad," she said, pointing to concerns raised by GOP leaders about Russian propaganda infiltrating their ranks.  Office of U.S. House Speaker/Wikimedia

"It's really a tragedy that it has taken this long, but I'm so glad — I won't say glad — but at long last, it has happened," she remarked, stressing the urgency of supporting Ukraine's defense of democracy.  Office of U.S. House Speaker/Wikimedia

Pelosi suggested that Johnson should be willing to risk his Speakership to ensure the aid package's passage, stating: "If in fact, he is going to be at risk in his job so that we can save democracy in Ukraine, that's — any one of us would make that trade."  Office of Speaker Mike Johnson/Wikimedia

"Nothing less is at stake than our democracy," Pelosi stated.  Nancy Pelosi/Wikimedia