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Russian propaganda 'infected' US Republican Party

Russian propaganda 'infected' US Republican Party Congress states that Russian propaganda 'infected' US Republican Party (photo: Getty Images)

US congressmen Michael McCaul and Mike Turner said that part of the US Republican Party was "infected" by Russian propaganda.

For example, recently, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Republican Michael McCaul, said that Russian propaganda had entered the United States and "infected" a large part of his party.

"Oh, it's absolutely true," Mike Turner, who is the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, responded.

According to Turner, Russia is trying to disguise the anti-Ukrainian and pro-Russian messages that congressmen hear even in the House of Representatives.

"I mean, there are members of Congress today, who still incorrectly say that this conflict between Russia and Ukraine is over NATO, which of course it is not," he explained.

At the same time, Turner acknowledged that Russian propaganda is making it harder to transfer American aid to Ukraine.

"Now, to the extent that this propaganda takes hold, it makes it more difficult for us to really see this as an authoritarian versus democracy battle, which is what it is. We need to stand up for democracy. Ukraine needs our help and assistance now and this is a very critical time for the US Congress to step up and provide that aid," the congressman emphasized.

US assistance to Ukraine

The US Congress has been unable to approve new funding for Ukraine for several months now. Currently, the US has run out of funds to help Ukraine, so the supply of weapons to the Ukrainian army is virtually non-existent.

A few months ago, the U.S. Senate approved a bill that would allocate about $60 billion in free aid to Ukraine. The document needs the support of the House of Representatives to become law. But House Speaker Mike Johnson has not yet put the initiative to a vote.

Today, on April 7, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on United24 ambassadors to help convince the US Congress to make the necessary decision.