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March 17, 2022

Democrats worry Zelensky offered GOP key talking point

Featuring Richard Fontaine

Source: The Hill

Journalists Morgan Chalfant, Amie Parnes

Others in the GOP say it’s unlikely that Republicans delve into that territory.

“One never ceases to be amazed at the imagination of attack ads, but I doubt Zelensky’s clarion call for U.S. assistance will redound to Biden’s disadvantage,” said Richard Fontaine, the chief executive officer at the Center for a New American Security who served as a foreign policy adviser to the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). “The reality is that the administration has done a great deal for Ukraine and is prepared to do even more.

“Anyone casting the response as somehow weak should specify what they’d do instead — and the benefits and risks that alternative proposals would generate,” Fontaine added. “Otherwise it’s just empty criticism.”

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  • Richard Fontaine

    Chief Executive Officer

    Richard Fontaine is the Chief Executive Officer of CNAS. He served as President of CNAS from 2012–19 and as Senior Fellow from 2009–12. Prior to CNAS, he was foreign policy ad...