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Video: Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA07) Says Trump’s Appalling NATO Comments Show How “completely unprepared, ill equipped and absolutely not deserving of the role this man is”

"Tyrants and terrorists alike are watching" to see whether the U.S. stands by our allies, including Ukraine.

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Last night, Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA07) was on MSNBC’s “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.” See below for video and highlights, including:

O’Donnell: “What is at stake uh for America in this choice in this choice on NATO policy between Joe Biden and Donald Trump?”
Spanberger: “Everything is at stake…the absolute role of the United States in the world, our national security, the alliances that we built coming out of World War II, the alliances – economic. military, political – that we have made that have been part and parcel of our success as a country. And the alliances that we have depended on are all at stake. You know, we we talk frequently about the challenge in Ukraine, noting that if Putin is able to defeat Ukraine and continue on to Poland, at that point it’s an Article 5 situation – at that point, we must go on the ground on the ground to defend an ally. And I would just note there’s only been one time that Article 5 has been invoked, and that was September 12, 2001, in defense of the United States of America when we were attacked – our NATO allies joined with us, they went to war for 20 years with us. And so the fact that a former  president and now a candidate for the presidency would defile, degrade and threaten an alliance that has been vital to our security, but also to the security of the world order, is absolutely astonishing and speaks to how completely unprepared, ill equipped and absolutely not deserving of the role this man is…The reality is it is in our national security interest to continue supporting Ukraine…Tyrants and terrorists alike are watching whether the United States will continue to uphold not only our obligations but our sense of our values of American democracy and democracy the world over, whether we will support our allies in their fight for freedom or whether we will retreat on the world stage….Frankly, it is OUR security that is on the line.”

Any further questions? And yes, Mike Johnson and the other far-right extremists in the US House who are holding up aid to Ukraine are serving Putin’s interests, harming democracy and U.S. national security interests. Utterly repulsive.

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