Florida Politics reports:
Former Vice President Mike Pence is the latest Republican heavyweight to divorce himself from Ron DeSantis‘ foreign policy vision. During an appearance on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Saturday, Pence rejected DeSantis’ framing of the Russian war on Ukraine as a mere “territorial dispute,” opting to frame it as a “Russian invasion.”
“Let me be clear. What’s going on in Ukraine today is not a territorial dispute. It’s a Russian invasion. Russia attempted to redraw international lines by force under the Bush administration in Georgia, under the Obama administration in Crimea.
“And now the Russian tanks rolled in to invade and overrun a free and democratic nation in Ukraine. And this is a moment where America needs to step up and continue to step up and be the leader of the free world,” Pence said.
Read the full article. Pence went on the cite the so-called Reagan Doctrine, which calls for attacking enemies on foreign soil so that you don’t have to fight them at home.
‘What’s going on in Ukraine today is not a territorial dispute.’@MikePence rips ‘Russian invasion,’ as yet another Republican heavyweight rejects @RonDeSantisFL foreign policy vision
Reporting by @AGGancarskihttps://t.co/FSxAYJavoR#FlaPol
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