The Florida governor said the U.S. should instead focus on securing our borders, achieving energy security and checking the “power of the Chinese Communist Party.”
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — As anticipation for a 2024 presidential bid builds, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis took a public stance on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine that broke with many of his fellow Republicans.
In a statement to Fox News host Tucker Carlson, DeSantis said protecting Ukraine was not a “vital national interest,” adding that the U.S. should instead focus on issues at home.
“While the U.S. has many vital national interests – securing our borders, addressing the crisis of readiness within our military, achieving energy security and independence, and checking the economic, cultural, and military power of the Chinese Communist Party – becoming further entangled in a territorial dispute between Ukraine and Russia is not one of them,” the governor wrote in the statement shared on Carlson’s Twitter page.
In his primetime show “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” …