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McConnell deals setback to ‘isolationist’ Republicans on Ukraine

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered an unmistakable rebuke of the Republicans opposed to further funding for Ukraine on Tuesday. He brought along 31 GOP votes for the legislation, nine more than voted for an earlier version of the legislation in February and, most significantly, a majority of his conference in the Senate. He […]

Raskin labels GOP ‘isolationist MAGA cult’ that wants to side with tyrants

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) called Congressional Republicans a “right-wing isolationist MAGA cult” siding with the tyrant. Raskin, the ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Wednesday, and House Republicans said:downplayed the meaning of impeachment“Smashing the Constitution” continues after the convention passed a resolution to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro […]

Decline is a choice — America can’t return to isolationist policies

“Those who foolishly sought power on the back of a tiger ended up falling into the tiger.” President John F. Kennedy proclaimed these words from the snow-covered steps of the U.S. Capitol during his inauguration. 1961 inaugural address. These were a clear warning to countries newly freed from the yoke of colonialism to resist the […]

Hutchinson calls Trump an ‘isolationist’

Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) called former President Trump an “isolationist” during a forum Thursday at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. “Donald Trump fundamentally believes in a ring around America,” Hutchinson told host Blake Berman of “The Hill on NewsNation.” “In fact, he did use those words. It made him more isolationist.” […]

The new isolationist Republicans are taking a page from the old antiwar Democrats 

During the 1976 presidential campaign, the late Sen. Bob Dole once said, He spoke in detail about the victims of the “war for democracy.” He might have been better off mentioning the costs of withdrawal and abandonment by Democratic Congresses and administrations, Vietnam and Afghanistan being the most dramatic examples. But today’s Republicans in Congress, […]