You’re going to take this claim of staff blame at face value? You think staff collected 30 signatures, including the CPC chair, without them knowing? Were they forged? Sounds like staff willing to take the fall for members who didn’t like the blowback. https://t.co/Ae3bxTg7y0— Ryan Grim (@ryangrim) October 25, 2022
Jayapal throws staff under the bus for the gentle suggestion of diplomacy to end a war, then pleads guilty to the greatest crime in Washington today: giving the appearance of agreeing with the other party.— Ryan Grim (@ryangrim) October 25, 2022
Letter suggesting diplomacy is “withdrawn.” pic.twitter.com/gaYEbSZV4X
This retraction is an expression of 100% support for fighting Russia to the last Ukrainian. “Every war ends with diplomacy, and this one will too after Ukrainian victory.”— Aaron Maté (@aaronjmate) October 25, 2022
So diplomacy can only happen “after Ukrainian victory.” For Zelensky, that means retaking Crimea. pic.twitter.com/22fNcSSk6o
In response to intense bipartisan anger over the letter they issued yesterday on Ukraine, House Progressives issue a new statement vowing full and complete loyalty to Biden’s war policies and full support to funding war in Ukraine without limits:https://t.co/QCZA4TT8FZ— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) October 25, 2022
Holy shit! The humiliation of @RepJayapal and the House Progressive Caucus just got worse, even when it appeared it couldn’t.— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) October 25, 2022
Her degrading reversal of their Ukraine letter after 1 day wasn’t enough. Now they’re formally “retracting” it, blaming staff.https://t.co/PjM7uRR0w9
Honestly, I’d rather resign my seat in Congress than subject myself to a spectacle this humiliating. They couldn’t even stand behind the slightest war dissent for 24 hours.— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) October 25, 2022
Also, this statement is a lie: the vast majority of GOP fully supports Biden’s war policies in Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/fZTQD8phEt
it’s sadly on brand that progressives’ “let’s maybe try to avoid World War III and a nuclear holocaust” letter is being rescinded out of cowardice— David Sirota (@davidsirota) October 25, 2022
House progressives just withdrew their Ukraine letter:— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) October 25, 2022
“The letter was drafted several months ago, but unfortunately was released by staff without vetting…it is a distraction at this time and we withdraw the letter.” pic.twitter.com/5rUxkMkuDE
‘People are furious’: Jayapal withdraws letter on Ukraine policy amid Democratic anger https://t.co/UrP0TZdhI3— Ryan Struyk (@ryanstruyk) October 25, 2022
Another House Dem issuing a statement to clarify support for Ukraine after signing a letter from Progressives which focused more on cutting a deal with Putin for a cease fire. https://t.co/Fy6qxFa79N— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) October 25, 2022
After just 24 hours, members of the congressional progressive caucus withdrew their letter urging the President to seek a peaceful resolution to the war in Ukraine.— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) October 25, 2022
At this point, I suppose it’s in order for me to withdraw my statement of appreciation for their courage. https://t.co/WUACv7l11g pic.twitter.com/tzXS4YEP0p
Tulsi Gabbard was right.
The Democratic Party is completely controlled by an elitist cabal of warmongers who can’t even entertain the idea of engaging in diplomacy to end the war in Ukraine.
“Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., the chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, on Tuesday announced the group had retracted a letter that asked President Joe Biden to directly engage with Russia in an effort to end the war in Ukraine.
The retraction of the letter, which was sent Monday, came after the progressives’ effort to press the president to take a more aggressive strategy on Ukraine was met with intense pushback from fellow Democrats and some Ukrainians.
In a statement announcing the retraction, Jayapal blamed the letter’s release on a staff error. …”
Do you remember when Kyle Kulinski criticized the “so-called” antiwar protesters who challenged AOC?