CNN’s Jim Acosta called on Republicans to claim support for democracy in Ukraine while keeping silent on Clarence and Gene Thomas.
By contrast, the party criticized Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ wife Ginni Thomas over texting with then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows to discuss Donald Trump. Donald Trump overturns 2020 election results.
Mrs Thomas has repeatedly encouraged Meadows to lie to prevent the election from being certified. It all happened as her husband weighed in the High Court whether to overturn the election result. Republican leaders are defending the uniquely influential DC power couple, Thomases declined to comment. But again, it wasn’t exactly a banner day for American democracy.
As images of Russia’s heinous attack on Ukraine flooded American living rooms, President Biden insisted that the United States continue to support Ukraine’s resistance because democracy must prevail in the face of Russian aggression. Mr Biden has often framed the fight as one between democracy and authoritarianism. But today, American democracy isn’t really on the right track. Ukrainians are a good thing. U.S. allies have expressed serious concern that American democracy is in decline.
It’s hard to argue against that. Not just because of what happened last week or what happened on January 6, but because some of the main culprits behind the uprising have not been held accountable. Being a defender of democracy on the world stage should include leading by example. It’s much harder to defend democracy when you’re not the best role model.
Jim Acosta is right. Republicans cannot claim to support democracy in Ukraine while working to undermine democracy in America The world can see that Republicans are weakening democracy.
If Republicans were pro-democracy, they would condemn Clarence, while Gene Thomas backed a full investigation into Trump’s coup and the 1/6 attack.
Mr. Easley is the editor-in-chief. He is also a congressional correspondent for the White House Press Center and PolitcusUSA. Jason has a BA in Political Science. His graduate work has focused on public policy, with a focus on social reform movements.
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