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The Next ZeroHedge Live Debate: Sen. Ron Johnson And Joe Walsh Face Off Over The Ukraine War

The Next ZeroHedge Live Debate: Sen. Ron Johnson And Joe Walsh Face Off Over The Ukraine War

As House Democrats gear up to force a vote on another $60 billion to Ukraine — plus $14 billion to Israel and $5 billion to Taiwan — prepare yourself for a PR campaign by congressional hawks complete with taxpayer-funded Zelensky photo ops, sanctimonious moral lectures from Sen. Chuck Schumer, and celebrations of dead youth by triple-flag-username Adam Kinzinger:

I met with the U.S. Senate delegation, Senate Democratic Majority Leader @SenSchumer and senators @SenBlumenthal, @SenJackReed, @MichaelBennet, and @SenatorHassan.

This visit is a solid message from the United States and the American people. It shows that the U.S. support… pic.twitter.com/hjSYvmzFWd

— Volodymyr Zelenskyy / Володимир Зеленський (@ZelenskyyUa) February 23, 2024

What’s the difference between Feb 24, 2022, and Feb 24, 2024?

Answer: 400,000 fewer Russians.

Slava Ukrainii

— Adam Kinzinger (Slava Ukraini) ???????????????????????? (@AdamKinzinger) February 24, 2024

Beyond this shallow jingoism, do not expect the Schumer’s and McConnell’s to engage in substantive dialogues with you — the underwriter — about the risks inherent to funding a Russian proxy war, its relevance to America’s interests, or the track record of those pushing it. Most members of Congress avoid factual rigor and scrutiny like the plague.

Thankfully, there are exceptions to every rule…

ZeroHedge will be hosting two (one current, one former) members of Congress — Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and fmr Congressman Joe Walsh of Illinois — for an in-depth discussion on the war in Ukraine and the role America should play. X Spaces influencer Mario Nawfal will moderate the debate in-person, which will stream live on ZeroHedge.com.

They will answer the question: Should the U.S. continue to fund and provide operational support to Ukraine?

To illustrate their divide: Walsh, the former Illinoisan Rep, has hailed Biden’s Ukraine policy as “one of the greatest defenses of freedom… ever put on the world’s stage” while the Wisconsinite Senator believes Ukraine “can’t win” and that it and the U.S. must pursue a negotiated settlement:

Three thoughts this morning:

1) Putin’s invasion of Ukraine last year will go down in history as one of the biggest fuckups & biggest miscalculations ever made by a major figure on the world’s stage.

2) Joe Biden’s response to Putin’s invasion, Biden’s strong defense of…

— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) June 24, 2023

The war in Ukraine is a bloody stalemate. Every day that goes by, more people die. This war should be brought to an end. The sooner the better.

The Democrats’ open border is a clear and present danger to America. Closing it should be our top national and homeland security… pic.twitter.com/lArDmzzXFT

— Senator Ron Johnson (@SenRonJohnson) December 13, 2023

Healthy debate is sorely lacking on Capitol Hill, where it’s most needed. For bucking this trend, we have tremendous respect for both Johnson and Walsh and are looking forward to a civil exchange of ideas. We urge more elected officials to follow the Walsh-Johnson example.

Tune in on Wednesday, March 6 at 7pm ET on zerohedge.com to watch the debate live.

As usual, our moderator will take questions submitted by Premium and Pro subscribers in the comment section (sign up here for the opportunity to have your question answered by a member of Congress).

Attend In-person

ZeroHedge is offering a limited number of VIP tickets to readers who wish to join us backstage in our studio in Washington D.C. and enjoy the debate live. Only 10 tickets will be made available. An even more limited number of tickets are available for an ultra exclusive dinner with several of the participants and ZH organizers.

For questions and tickets, please email debates@zerohedge.com and inquire about the even-more-limited private dinner.

Tyler Durden
Sat, 03/02/2024 - 15:45