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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Tuesday warned the U.S. in opposition to turning its again on Ukraine, after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) steered that Russia’s conflict in Ukraine shouldn’t be certainly one of America’s “very important nationwide pursuits.”

“If [Russian President Vladimir] Putin loses in Ukraine, then the world resets in all the best methods,” Graham tweeted. “If he wins in Ukraine and the west capitulates similar to prior to now, extra battle is coming.”

“On the subject of Putin, you both pay now or pay later,” Graham mentioned, including, “If you don’t perceive that success by Putin in Russia invitations aggression by China in opposition to Taiwan, then you may have critically miscalculated one of the crucial apparent nexuses on the planet.”

DeSantis, who’s broadly thought-about one of many high potential contenders for the Republican nomination in 2024, described the conflict in Ukraine as a “territorial dispute” in a questionnaire despatched out to doable presidential candidates by Fox Information’ Tucker Carlson.

“Whereas the U.S. has many very important nationwide pursuits — securing our borders, addressing the disaster of readiness inside our army, attaining power safety and independence, and checking the financial, cultural, and army energy of the Chinese language Communist Celebration — changing into additional entangled in a territorial dispute between Ukraine and Russia shouldn’t be certainly one of them,” DeSantis mentioned.

“The Biden administration’s digital ‘clean test’ funding of this battle for ‘so long as it takes,’ with none outlined targets or accountability, distracts from our nation’s most urgent challenges,” he added.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) pushed back on DeSantis’ remarks, emphasizing that the conflict shouldn’t be merely a “territorial dispute.”

“Properly, it’s not a territorial dispute within the sense that any greater than it might be a territorial dispute if the USA determined that it wished to invade Canada or take over the Bahamas,” Rubio mentioned throughout an look on the “Hugh Hewitt Present” on Tuesday. “Simply because somebody claims one thing doesn’t imply it belongs to them.”

Graham — not like a few of his GOP colleagues who’ve echoed the issues about writing a “clean test” to Ukraine — has pushed the Biden administration to ship much more army assist to Kyiv. Graham final month known as Biden’s resolution to rule out F-16 fighter jets for Ukraine “past disappointing.”

“It has been like pulling enamel with this Administration to get each weapons system requested by Ukraine to the battlefield,” Graham lamented on the time.

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