UPDATED 9;44 AM PT – Monday, February 28, 2022
Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) recently suggested America should increase participation in international conflicts. In an interview Sunday, the Wyoming lawmaker claimed the “isolationist” movement in the Republican Party is “wrong” and “dangerous.”
Cheney also asserted that U.S. “freedom” and “security” could only be ensured through participation in conflicts abroad while citing the crisis in Ukraine as an example. This comes as polling shows the majority of Americans do not want major U.S. involvement in Ukraine. However, Cheney claimed intervention could be beneficial despite Joe Biden’s poor handling of foreign affairs.
“The idea that the world will be safe and that America will be able to be safe and free with an isolationist approach is wrong,” stated the Republican congresswoman. “It’s also wrong morally. You know, America stands for freedom. America was founded on fundamental principles of freedom. And I think it’s indefensible for people to abandon those or suggest that we have no view as between Russia and Ukraine in this battle.”
Pulling our Embassy out of Ukraine is a disgraceful abandonment.
America cannot defend our own freedom and security if we betray our allies and commitments around the world.
Full and crippling sanctions must be implemented against Putin and Russia immediately.
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) February 22, 2022
Russian President Vladimir Putin warned third-party countries against trying to intervene with the military operation in Ukraine while threatening such attempts will cause grave consequences.