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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) faced backlash this week from fellow Republicans and conservatives over a plan that they argue could lead to World War III with Russia.
“I will be working with Republicans and Democrats in the Senate to pass a resolution urging the admission of Ukraine into NATO,” Graham wrote on Twitter. “The best way to prevent future wars and promote peace is to create security guarantees that make aggressor nations think twice before starting wars.”
“Ukrainian NATO membership is vital to the future security of Europe and the world,” he added. “I believe there is an overwhelming majority of Senators supporting this proposition.”
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) rejected Graham’s proposal.
“Absolutely not,” Paul said. “This is exactly wrong — as usual — and could very well lead us to war with Russia, something no one should want.”
Absolutely not. This is exactly wrong – as usual – and could very well lead us to war with Russia, something no one should want. https://t.co/G0ihMH11pd
— Rand Paul (@RandPaul) July 7, 2023
Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) responded, “Expansion of NATO, a Cold War relic, led to the rise of Putin, also a Cold War relic, culminating in the invasion of Ukraine.”
“Expanding NATO further is not in the interests of US citizens,” Massie added.
Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) said Graham’s proposal would “mean American troops on the ground in Ukraine.”
“The American people will not stand by and allow our troops to go die in someone else’s war,” she said.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) called the plan “madness.”
“Everyone in Washington should be urging peace and stopping the war in Ukraine,” she said. “Not bringing us to the brink of World War 3. The Ukraine war is destabilizing Europe and changing the world’s economies. America doesn’t support this.”
Republican political strategist Ryan Girdusky tweeted, “Lindsey Graham is out here trying to start World War 3 and Donald Trump will still continue to campaign with him.”
Professor Max Abrahms tweeted: “There are two kinds of Americans who push for Ukraine in NATO. Those who don’t know how to keep Americans safe and those who secretly want war with Russia.”