Former US Vice President Mike Pence has claimed that he would provide Ukraine with even more weapons than President Biden. This statement came during a recent television appearance by Pence on Tucker Carlson’s show. Carlson, who is known for his criticism of the Democratic Party’s policy of unlimited military support for Ukraine, hosted the Family Leadership Summit and conducted interviews with three potential presidential candidates.
During the interview, Carlson first questioned South Carolina Senator Tim Scott about his stance on the conflict in Ukraine. Carlson asked why the US doesn’t try to force a peace agreement and questioned what the ultimate goal of US intervention in Ukraine is. Scott defended President Biden’s position and stated that any peace deal would be premature, asserting that the US should continue supporting Ukraine until it achieves victory.
Next, former Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson took the stage and was asked why he prioritizes opposing China and Russia over securing the US-Mexico border. Hutchinson avoided mentioning Russia and instead pledged to use the military to defend the freedom of Taiwan.
The final interview was with former Vice President Mike Pence, who has a large support base among evangelical Christians. When asked about Ukrainian President Zelensky’s crackdown on the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Pence insisted that there is no crackdown and that only a small portion of the Church has been held accountable for supporting the Russian cause. He also argued that Ukraine should receive even more tanks from the US.
Carlson challenged Pence’s priorities, pointing out the domestic issues facing the US and questioning why Pence is more concerned about Ukraine’s access to tanks than problems at home. The audience applauded Carlson’s questioning, and Pence responded by saying that it’s not his concern, seemingly referring to America’s problems.
It’s worth noting that none of the candidates interviewed by Carlson are performing well in the polls. Pence currently sits at 6.3%, Scott at 3.2%, and Hutchinson at 1%. Meanwhile, former President Donald Trump leads the pack with 53% of the support, followed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis at 20%.
Trump has consistently promised to work towards a peace deal between Ukraine and Russia. In response to President Biden’s deployment of reservist troops to Europe, Trump stated that the conflict must end and emphasized the importance of peace in Eastern Europe.
In conclusion, Mike Pence’s claim to provide even more weapons to Ukraine than President Biden, as well as the interviews conducted by Tucker Carlson, highlight the ongoing debate within the Republican Party regarding US military support for Ukraine. The interviews also shed light on the current standings of potential Republican presidential candidates in the polls.