UPDATE: Diplomacy is outside of the Washington foreign policy establishment’s Overton Window.
There it is: Jayapal says letter wasn’t meant to show difference with the Biden admin’s Ukraine position pic.twitter.com/6ortoGcxAY— Alex Ward (@alexbward) October 24, 2022
"'We're counting on the Republicans in November.' This is what Russian propagandists root for on Russian television practically every night."—fascism historian @TimothyDSnyder tells @ThePlumLineGS what victory for Ukraine's democracy means for ourshttps://t.co/DHHHBQtKhZ— ??Paula Chertok? (@PaulaChertok) October 24, 2022
Joe Biden is deferring to Zelensky. He has vowed to keep supporting Ukraine for “as long as it takes.” Zelensky’s war aims include reconquering all of Donbas and Crimea which Putin has declared to be part of Russia and vowed to use nuclear weapons to defend Russia’s territorial integrity.
“A group of 30 House liberals is urging President Biden to dramatically shift his strategy on the Ukraine war and pursue direct negotiations with Russia, the first time prominent members of his own party have pushed him to change his approach to Ukraine.
The letter, sent to the White House on Monday and obtained by The Washington Post, could create more pressure on Biden as he tries to sustain domestic support for the war effort, at a time when the region is heading into a potentially difficult winter and Republicans are threatening to cut aid to Ukraine if they retake Congress.
In a letter led by Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, the 30 Democrats call on Biden to pair the unprecedented economic and military support the United States is providing Ukraine with a “proactive diplomatic push, redoubling efforts to seek a realistic framework for a ceasefire.” …”
Biden isn’t going to negotiate with Russia.
AOC and other House progressives will also keep voting to rubber stamp unlimited arms packages.