In a recent exchange, former Representative Liz Cheney rebuked fellow GOP member Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene’s defense of Russian President Vladimir Putin amidst the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

Cheney’s criticism comes amid a backdrop of dwindling support among Republican lawmakers for additional aid to Ukraine despite the Senate’s passage of a significant foreign aid package.

Liz Cheney  Rebukes Marjorie Stance and Defends Russian President Putin

On Friday, Liz Cheney, a former representative of Wyoming from 2017 to 2023 and then-chair of the House  Republican from 2019 to 2021, reprimanded representative Marjorie Taylor Greene’s rant and defended Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Marjorie Greene is a Georgian Republican and a famous critic of the additional U.S. assistance sent to help  Russia.

Russian Support  Dwindling Among Republican U.S Lawmakers

Since February 2022, when President Putin launched an invasion of Ukraine and, two years have passed, so have the numbers of those in support of the Eastern European nation.

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U.S. lawmakers, especially the Republican’s numbers, are dwindling even as the conflict rages on in the war-torn country.

The Senate Passes $95 Billion Foreign Aid Package.

The Senate passed a $95 billion foreign aid package, which included $61 billion set aside for Ukraine. However, the Senate still needs to vote on legislation to provide more funding for Kyviv.

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However,  Steve Scalise, the House GOP leader who hails from Louisiana, reported on Thursday that   Louisiana Republican Mike Johnson, the House Speaker, was in talks with the White House for a funding package that included some GOP requests.

Journalist Aaron Rupar Speaks Against Members of Congress In Support of Ukrainian Aid

 In a clip on X, formerly Twitter journalist Aaron Rupar posted on Friday of  Marjorie Greene and also went ahead to speak against members of Congress in support of Ukrainian aid.

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Aaron Rupar posted the clip, which had  Marjorie Greene present in the show hosted by right-wing Steve Bannon’s show War Room.

“The Most Repulsive Disgusting Thing Happening,” Congresswoman Says

 Marjorie Greene  said, “This whole thing is the most repulsive, disgusting thing happening, and the American people are the ones writing the check,”

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The congresswoman continued, “And I absolutely hate everybody here who is doing this. I mean, I seriously hate them for doing this to the American people and paying for the murder and slaughter of people in Ukraine.”

Marjorie Greene Insists  Ukraine is not a NATO Member Nation.

Greene insisted that the reality is that Ukraine is not even a NATO member nation, and the Russian President has not uttered whether he wants to go across Europe or even take Europe.

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Marjorie Greene said, “Vladimir Putin has not said he wants to go march across Europe and take Europe, and the reality is Ukraine is not even a NATO member nation. But if you want to know something [U.S. Department of Defense Secretary] Lloyd Austin and the others here more than anything want to send your uncles, your cousins and your sons and daughters to the frontlines in Ukraine because that is the only country that for some weird, sick and evil reason that they care about.”.

Liz Cheney Response

Liz Cheney responded on her X, saying, “Once again, Moscow Marge is busy deploying her Kremlin talking points. Is she a useful idiot, or is she intentionally spreading Putin’s lies? Either way, it’s pathetic and unAmerican.”

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Liz Cheney posted this as a response to Marjorie Greene’s video during the War Room show.

Steve Bannon’s Comments on The Ukraine Funding Issue

 Steve Bannon, Donald Trump’s former top adviser  and right-wing host on the show War Room, commented when asked about his take on extra funding for Ukraine, “This is the globalist elites prolonging the agony of Ukrainian people.”

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He also explained the likely aftermath of Ukraine if they started negotiating with Russia: “Putin’s going to stop. If you don’t get to the negotiating table, the Ukrainian army is going to collapse.”

“ The Russians Have Always Wanted Total Control Of Ukraine” Joel Rubin Message

Joel Rubin, the Former deputy assistant secretary of state for the House during the Obama administration, sent a text message on Saturday to Newsweek.

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He stated, “The Russians have always wanted total control of Ukraine, and nothing has ever stopped that but the collapse of the Soviet Union and Ukraine’s strong self-defense. Taking away American support for Ukraine’s self-defense is the best way to guarantee a Russian military takeover of Ukraine, not peace in our time.”.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky Warns of  Unpeaceful Future

On Sunday, Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelensky, in a video meeting with the Ukrainian fundraising group UNITED24, warned of a future without peace.

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The president stated, “It’s important to address the [U.S.] Congress specifically: if the Congress doesn’t help Ukraine, Ukraine will lose the war,” and also emphasized that “If Ukraine loses this war, other countries will be attacked. This is a fact.”

Putin Dismisses The Allegations That Moscow Would Fight Members Of NATO

Russian President  Putin insists that Moscow would not fight, or what he says “has no interest” in fighting with countries that are members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

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 This statement comes amidst fears of what the following country, the Russian Leader, would invade next. Others thought Putin would invade Poland or the Baltic States.

Other Occasions Liz Cheney Condemns Marjorie Greene’s Stance

This is not the first time Liz Cheney has rebuked Greene’s utterances on Russia and Ukraine. In November 2022, Liz criticized Marjorie for her statement, “Not another penny will go to Ukraine,” during President Donald Trump’s rally in Sioux City, Iowa.

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In 2022, Liz Cheney posted on X  as a response to Marjorie’s statement, saying, “This is exactly what Putin wants. If we’d had Republicans like this in the 1980s, we would have lost the Cold War.” Greene responded to this by saying.”There are two things that happened in the past: 1. You and your Daddy’s Republican Party sent our military to fight foreign wars on the backs of American tax dollars and didn’t win a damn thing. 2. You.”

 Liz Cheney Known as a Vocal Critic of Trump

Liz Cheney is the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, who served from 2001 to 2009 during former President George W. Bush’s administration.

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She represented Wyoming’s large congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2017 to 2019 and served from 2019 to 2021 as the chair of the House Republican, the third-highest position in the House Republican Leadership. She is known as a vocal critic of Trump.

Republican Rift on Ukraine Aid Reflects Broader Debate on America’s Global Engagement

The exchange shows broader disagreements within the Republican Party regarding foreign policy and national security.

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While some, like Cheney, advocate for robust support to Ukraine to counter  Russian aggression, others, like Greene, adopt a more isolationist stance, questioning the efficacy and morality of U.S. involvement abroad.