Democrats are criticizing President Joe Biden and his Ukraine policy, calling for Biden and his team to alter their approach to handling the conflict. This is a significant setback for Biden. In the event that they win the House, the GOP has said that they would stop supporting Biden’s initiatives in order to modify his policies for him.
Joe Biden is in a difficult situation as a result of losing support from his own party.
The first time prominent members of his own party have pushed him to adjust his approach to Ukraine, a group of 30 House liberals are pleading with President Biden to fundamentally alter his policy on the Ukraine war and pursue direct dialogue with Russia.
The letter, obtained by The Post, could create pressure on Biden as he tries to sustain domestic support for the war effort, as the region is heading into a potentially difficult winter and Republicans are threatening to cut aid if they retake Congress. https://t.co/wp51wKyP6O— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) October 24, 2022
The letter may put pressure on Biden as he tries to maintain domestic support for the war effort in light of the region’s impending potentially harsh winter and Republicans’ threats to reduce funds should they win back control of Congress.
(Washington Post) – A group of 30 House liberals is urging President Biden to dramatically shift his strategy on the #Ukraine war and pursue direct negotiations with Russia ..@washingtonpost (h/t @JohnSpall247) pic.twitter.com/m4gFVKOD9i— Carl Quintanilla (@carlquintanilla) October 24, 2022
The 30 Democrats ask Biden to combine the tremendous economic and military support the US is giving Ukraine with a diplomatic push, redoubling efforts to create a workable framework for a truce, in a letter that is being led by Rep. Pramila Jayapal.
“The longer the war in Ukraine goes on the greater the risk of escalation—to widespread, devastating effect. We should have no illusions about the challenge ahead of us but my colleagues and I are urging the administration to engage in a proactive diplomatic push in an effort to seek a realistic framework for a cease-fire.”
BREAKING 🚨— Erik Sperling 🌍 (@ErikSperling) October 24, 2022
30 @USProgressives urge @POTUS to prioritize diplomacy and pursue ceasefire in Ukraine
Thank you @RepJayapal @RepAOC @RepRaskin @Ilhan @RepRoKhanna @RepCori @RepBarbaraLee @RepSaraJacobs @RepMarkPocan @RepMarkTakano @RepGwenMoore @RepDeSaulnier @RepBowman & more https://t.co/fmrhbPxf54 pic.twitter.com/nEBGsDbNxO