The House introduced a bill to introduce a bust of Zelensky at the US Capitol. Ukraine is the 51st state apparently. pic.twitter.com/7uq0ZETEjg
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The Democrats declared war on a country that opposes double-fisting for kids, and the GOP response was to rush in and say “YOU’RE NOT DOING THIS WAR HARD ENOUGH!”
It’s difficult to wrap your head around the idea that a permanent statue of Zelensky belongs in the US Capitol, but Republicans were able to think of that.
Conservative US lawmakers critical of the adulation of Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky have rallied against a proposal to place a bust of the foreign leader in the Capitol building in Washington. US Representative Joe Wilson has suggested making a Zelensky statue a permanent feature.
Wilson, a Republican from South Carolina, made a proposal on Monday to direct the Fine Arts Board to obtain a bust “for display in a suitable, permanent location in the House of Representatives wing of the United States Capitol.”
Some members of the GOP’s Freedom Caucus, which includes a conservative minority opposing unconditional support for Ukraine, expressed skepticism. Andy Biggs of Arizona, one of its leading members, asked whether Congress allocating over $100 billion in aid to Ukraine was “not enough.”
Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia said she was “absolutely not” approving the idea, adding that US lawmakers were serving “America not Ukraine.”
Popular conservative talk show host Tucker Carlson branded the idea “insane,” telling viewers that Zelensky is a “dictatorial” politician who banned opposition parties in his country and is currently cracking down on a Christian denomination. Having a bust of Zelensky at the Capitol would allow Americans to “worship him daily,” he joked.
I’m sure whoever gets contracted to do the bust is going to have a lot of fun looking at pictures of this guy.
Which expression should be on the statue?