Stories tagged: "Russia"


Russian leader Vladimir Putin and US Rep. Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst)
Another ‘No’ Vote From Rep. Tom Tiffany on a Measure to Stand Up to Russia

It was a nonbinding resolution reaffirming support of the NATO alliance and its democratic principles as it supports Ukraine. Tiffany previously opposed a ban on Russian oil imports.

Republican Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., speaks as the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee meets on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Ron Johnson’s Record on Aid to Ukraine Mirrors His Inconsistent Approach to Spending

Since 2014, when Russia first invaded and annexed the Crimean peninsula in southern Ukraine, Johnson voted against providing aid to Ukraine five different times.

Wisconsin Republican Congressmen Glenn Grothman (center, top) and Tom Tiffany (center, bottom) recently took votes against certain sanctions against Russian dictator Vladmir Putin (left). Republican Sen. Ron Johnson (right) has frequently been a conduit for Russian talking points related to Ukraine.
New Poll Shows the ‘Putin Wing’ of the GOP Is Really Unpopular

More than three-quarters of American voters disapprove of instances when lawmakers have expressed support or admiration for Russian dictator Vladimir Putin. Other Republicans, like Sen. Ron Johnson, are distributors of Russian disinformation.

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) stands between Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) during a news briefing following a Feb. 14, 2020 meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in Kyivv, Ukraine. (Shutterstock)
REMINDER: Republican Sen. Ron Johnson Let Trump Withhold Money from Ukraine

The fight is far from home,  but here’s what you need to know about Sen. Ron Johnson's role in this crisis.

A local citizen stands between debris of his house following Ukrainian shelling in the territory controlled by pro-Russian militants, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. Russian troops have launched a three-pronged assault on Ukraine that opened with air and missile strikes on Ukrainian military facilities and included ground troops invading from Crimea. (AP Photo/Alexei Alexandrov)
‘Hold Russia Accountable’: Wisconsin Leaders Condemn Invasion of Ukraine

Putin’s attack draws bipartisan rebuke from Wisconsin’s elected officials as Russian forces kill Ukrainian soldiers and civilians.