‘The former guy in office was holding money hostage’
Leftist actor Whoopi Goldberg blasted Republicans who criticized Joe Biden’s response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, saying they are forgetting President Donald Trump’s dealings with the country.
During ABC’s “The View” on Thursday, Goldberg introduced a clip montage of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), and Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) critiquing Biden.
“I mean, I’m sorry where were all these Republicans when the former guy in office was holding money hostage saying, we’re not going to give you the money until you give me the information about Beau Biden?”
“I mean not Beau Biden, Hunter Biden.
“I don’t remember them being concerned at all that there was an issue, particularly when the president of Ukraine said, listen, we need this,” she said.
“We need to be able to defend ourselves, and he dangled,” Goldberg added.
“Where the hell were y’all? I don’t remember you giving a good blessed.
“Why was he holding it up?”
Co-host Ana Navarro said:
“Why isn’t Secretary Pompeo speaking up?
“Let me tell you all the things that Trump did.
“There’s much more he did.
“He spread propaganda saying Ukraine had been involved in the 2016 elections.
“He ousted the very well-regarded U.S. ambassador to Ukraine because of who she was and what she did,” she added.
“He froze military assistance to Ukraine.
“He withheld a White House meeting with Zelensky, based on him not playing ball with him, and he turned over Ukraine policy to Rudy Giuliani.”
“You cannot stand up and say, this guy’s not doing his job.
“He’s doing what he’s supposed to do.
“What I take offense at is the fact these people are suddenly all concerned now about what’s happening.”
As Neon Nettle reported in 2019:
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky said Trump did not attempt to bribe or blackmail him or push a quid pro quo on the Ukrainian government as Democrats claim.
Zelensky said he believes the transcript released by the White House is accurate.
The Ukrainian leader said he knew the U.S. had withheld $400 million in military aid over concerns about corruption and concern for American “taxpayer money.”
He said, however, that the issue was never linked to Trump’s desire for an investigation to be relaunched into an energy company with ties to former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden.
“There was no blackmail,” Zelensky said at the time.
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