Instead of advancing conservative legislation in Congress to benefit his constituents, Texas GOP Sen. John Cornyn took time out of his day to attack The Federalist’s CEO for criticizing his embarrassing Ukraine obsession.
Cornyn’s childish antics began on Tuesday morning, when the senior Texas senator tweeted a quote from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. In remarks given to The Atlantic, Zelensky offered a response to comments from Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, who last week called on the United States to find a peaceful resolution to the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine and decried the Biden administration’s increasing role in the conflict.
“Ukrainian President VOLODYMYR ZELENSKYY ‘didn’t want to appeal to the hearts of Americans, in other words, but to their heads,'” Cornyn tweeted while quoting The Atlantic piece. “[T]his was his answer: Help us fight them here, help us defeat them here, and you won’t have to fight them anywhere else.”
In response to Cornyn’s Zelensky-simping, Federalist CEO and co-founder Sean Davis blasted the senator for buying such “nonsense” and called on Cornyn to “[s]top risking our security and wasting our money on stupid wars that have nothing to do with us.”
The “fight them there so we won’t fight them here” talking point regurgitated by Cornyn is the same rationale used to justify the United States’ disastrous invasion of Iraq 20 years ago. While Cornyn has regularly supported shipping endless amounts of U.S. taxpayer dollars to Ukraine — the second most corrupt country in Europe — with virtually no oversight, his Tuesday tweet demonstrates his inability to learn anything from America’s previous misguided foreign ventures.
In an ill-fated attempt to evoke World War II, Cornyn quoted Davis’ tweet with the caption, “Channeling Neville Chamberlain, I see.”
Davis fired back, tweeting, “Regurgitating trite propaganda from the failed Iraq War doesn’t make you Winston Churchill. It makes you an idiot. Fire your social media interns, read a book, and find a new historical analogy. No more American lives or dollars for dumb forever wars.”
“The U.S.-Mexico border is overrun, the Uvalde police are currently blaming the 2nd Amendment for their own cowardice, American banks can’t cover their own deposits, and this dummy is out here ugly-crying about criticism of his Ukraine forever war,” Davis added.
Cornyn’s moronic attack isn’t surprising, however. Throughout his career, the Texas senator has routinely placed his own interests and an embarrassing desire to be loved by the country’s left-wing corporate press above the needs of the American people. Last summer, for example, Cornyn colluded with Senate Democrats to pass a gun control package that placed restrictions on Americans’ Second Amendment rights. Included in the measure was federal funding for states to implement red flag laws, which allow authorities to “confiscate weapons merely on the strength of an uncorroborated allegation by family members, coworkers, law enforcement officers, or others without any kind of genuine due process.”
But Cornyn’s flirtation with Democrat-backed policies doesn’t stop there. Last year, the Texas senator also introduced legislation that would have imposed critical race theory (CRT) — that is, state-sanctioned racism and anti-American ideology — on public school civics courses via federal grants. Known as the Civics Secures Democracy Act, the bill would have provided “$6 billion in federal grants to states, nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, and researchers to improve civics and American history education primarily for ‘traditionally underserved students.'” As explained by Stanley Kurtz of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, such anodyne-sounding terminology masks a deeply partisan left-wing agenda to fracture society along racial lines.
Additionally, Cornyn has contributed to America’s ever-increasing national debt. In December, he was one of 18 GOP senators who helped Senate Democrats advance a $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill. By helping Democrats pass an omnibus instead of a short-term funding package, Cornyn and Senate GOP leadership erased any and all leverage House Republicans have over spending issues for most of this year. This means conservative priorities, such as fixing President Joe Biden’s self-inflicted border crisis, will go unaddressed until late 2023.