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WATCH: Mitch McConnell Wants You To Ignore “Lonely Voices” Like Marjorie Greene & Madison Cawthorn

WATCH: Mitch McConnell Wants You To Ignore “Lonely Voices” Like Marjorie Greene & Madison Cawthorn

Mitch McConnell has been trying to maintain a balance in the Senate, whereby he can continue to exercise his power to shut down progressive legislation but control the backlash. Part of that process is dismissing MAGA Republicans like Marjorie Taylor Greene and Madison Cawthorn as dissenters and outliers.

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Speaking to Face the Nation Sunday morning, McConnell did just that, suggesting that the pro-Russia voices don’t reflect his party as a whole. He was asked about Marjorie Taylor Greene, who has pushed against aid to Ukraine and said that “real Americans” don’t care about Ukraine, and about Madison Cawthorn, who was caught on camera calling President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine a “thug” and describing the government of that country as “evil.”

McConnell declared the two to just be “lonely voices” and suggested they should be ignored, saying that in the Senate, virtually every member of his party would fully throw their support behind aid to Ukraine.

It’s certainly true that Cawthorn and Greene have gone to an extreme beyond what most Republican elected officials are willing to touch, but when it comes to being the pro-Russia party, McConnell skillfully dodged any mention of the former PResident and widely accepted party leader, Donald Trump, and his love for Putin. As far as outliers, most Republican Senators may not be publicly declaring that they’d side with Russia over Ukraine — but as Politico reported at the time, when Trump, as President, was impeached for his attempts to withhold aide in order to blackmail Ukraine into providing him with dirt on his re-election opponent, Joe Biden, only one Republican Senator voted to stand with Ukraine by convicting him.

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