Democrats have once again shown a flippant attitude towards Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. On the first day of the Russian invasion, The View co-host Joy Behar lamented that the war might delay her vacation plans in Europe. Failed presidential candidate John Kerry was disappointed that the war could distract from Democrats climate change agenda.
Now, far-left progressive Pramilia Jayapal went on MSNBC to say that common sense election integrity measures, such as Voter ID laws and limiting drop boxes are ‘undermining democracy’ in the same way that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is.
“Rep. Pramila Jayapal and MSNBC’s Tiffany Cross equated the war in Ukraine with progressives’ domestic agenda in an interview on The Cross Connection Saturday.
Cross introduced the segment by saying that Ukraine is “sucking up all the oxygen in the room right now,” and asked whether Democrats will be able to “walk and chew gum” – continue to pursue domestic issues while focusing on the situation abroad – considering it is an election year…
…On the subject of the domestic agenda, Jayapal said that not only can they do both, the two things are closely connected. In particular she linked fighting Vladimir Putin with fighting Republican legislatures and Governors.
“I will just say there’s a connection between what we are trying to do domestically, and what we are trying to do internationally,” she said. “Let me give you three ways that that’s the case.”
“First of all: democracy. We are, both in the European Union and, you know, with the war on Ukraine, the aggression of Russia on Ukraine, and here in the United States, we are trying to show that democracy works,” she continued. “We cannot allow suppression of votes domestically nor can we allow dictators in Europe or anywhere in the world to take over. That is a real connection.”