DNC Statement on Madison Cawthorn

DNC spokesperson Ammar Moussa released the following statement after a video surfaced showing North Carolina Republican Madison Cawthorn attacking Ukrainian President Zelenskyy as “a thug.” 

“It’s only natural that a Republican Party led by Donald Trump, who regularly praises Vladimir Putin as a ‘genius’ and ‘savvy’ as he launches an unprovoked and unjustified war on the Ukrainian people, would evolve to attack the democratically elected president of Ukraine who has shown true heroism in the face of Russian aggression. Let’s not forget that the overwhelming majority of the party sided with Trump when he tried to withhold military aid from Ukraine and we shouldn’t be surprised this type of anti-Ukraine sentiment has found a place in the Republican Party.”

REMINDER: Democrats are overwhelmingly seen as the pro-Ukraine party.

Navigator Poll “In addition, Democrats in Congress are seen as pro-Ukraine over Russia by 53 points (64 percent pro-Ukraine – 11 percent pro-Russia) while Republicans in Congress are only seen that way by a much narrower 27 points (47 percent pro-Ukraine – 20 percent pro-Russia).”