House Minority Leader McCarthy suggested Russia "probably" wouldn't have invaded Ukraine if the Biden administration sent aid sooner.
"If we would have taken those actions earlier instead of waiting till after Russia invaded, they probably never would've invaded," he said.
In 2019, McCarthy defended then-president Trump during impeachment proceedings for withholding Ukrainian aid.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy suggested Russia "probably" wouldn't have invaded Ukraine if the US sent aid sooner, placing blame at the feet of the Biden administration despite condoning Trump withholding aid from the country in 2019.
In 2019, McCarthy was a staunch defender of then-president Donald Trump during his first impeachment proceedings, when Trump faced allegations of withholding humanitarian aid from Ukraine in an attempt to coerce the country to investigate allegations of corruption related to Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.
"Nothing in that phone call is impeachable," McCarthy said in 2019 in his defense of Trump.
McCarthy went on to repeatedly defend the former president's decision to withhold aid from Ukraine, before changing his tune this week. »