Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) criticized the Biden administration for its foreign and domestic policy decisions, arguing the moves have “emboldened” enemies of the United States.
Over the past few weeks, Russian President Vladimir Putin has waged an unprovoked war against Ukraine. Despite economic sanctions from the U.S. and European allies, Putin has remained resolved in his attempts.
Citing the increase in illegal immigration and the surge of consumer prices on goods and services, Johnson highlighted ongoing issues that are impacting Americans and challenging Biden on the national stage.
“Remember, they put Vice President Harris in charge of the border. That has been a complete fiasco. If you really think about it, it’s in those early days of the Biden administration when he canceled the Keystone XL pipeline, opened up our borders, started pushing for out-of-control deficit spending which has sparked 7.5% inflation to a 40-year high. All of these policy decisions have weakened America. It’s emboldened our enemies,” said Johnson in an interview with Fox News‘ Fox and Friends.
President Biden also announced that the U.S. would no longer purchase oil from Russia, causing gas prices to spike in response.
“It’s basically tempted tyrants to take advantage of the situation, so you have now a situation where tyrants are on the rise and we’re trying to react. It’s very costly to react, as you are seeing with a $13 billion aid package. It would have been far better to supply Ukraine with the lethal defensive weaponry and keep them in a position where it might have changed Putin’s calculation, but that’s not what this administration did. What this administration has done is, virtually across the board, enacted policies that have weakened this country,” Johnson continued.
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