‘You’re ducking!’ Hannity gets testy with Tulsi over Ukraine aid: ‘They can’t win this war, Sean’

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Fox News host Sean Hannity relentlessly grilled former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) on his show Thursday night, asking her if the U.S. should give aid to the Ukrainians five separate times and she consistently sidestepped the issue, asserting that they could not win the war with Russia.

Hannity bulldogged the exiled Democrat, demanding an answer that was never forthcoming. He repeatedly brought up the Reagan and Trump doctrines, succinctly defining them, and asked Gabbard if that was her stance on Ukraine or not. She ducked, not answering the question every single time, frustrating Hannity.

“I am a supporter of the Reagan Doctrine and the Trump Doctrine. The Reagan Doctrine was [borne out through] providing Stinger missiles to the Mujahideen when the Soviets invaded in the 80s — they were successful. They pushed the Soviets out, supporting the Nicaraguan freedom-fighting Contras over the Sandinistas and [dictator] Daniel Ortega,” he explained. “I’m also a supporter of the Trump Doctrine, which is bomb the living hell out of people [and] don’t put American boots on the ground.”

“All the things that you just talked about and explained there, frankly, are tactics,” Gabbard contended. “Those are tactics to accomplish what and the ‘what’ is really the central question here that needs to be answered — what is our objective? What is the objective of the United States?”

“What actions and objectives best serves the interests of the American people? That’s the question. That’s the thing that President Biden and his administration has failed to detail, outline or even identify,” she added.

Gabbard repeatedly insisted that the best course of action for Ukrainians would evidently be to surrender to Russia because they are going to win anyway. Hannity has contended from the beginning that more aid, not less, should be given to Ukraine to fight the Russian invasion.

“We can’t be the world’s policeman,” Hannity stated expressing a popular sentiment in America. “You and I agree on that part. We can’t. But however, we are a nation that has a conscience and a soul.”

“Does America at least have a moral obligation to assist a country that’s willing to fight for itself to defend their natural rights?” he asked Gabbard.

Gabbard asserted that the war should have been prevented in the first place.

“I agree with that, but I’m looking at where we are now,” Hannity noted.

“So am I,” she responded.

“But what you see with your own eyes and what we’re showing every night,” he interjected. “Is there a moral obligation and is it wise and strategically beneficial to the world and including the United States to stop this megalomaniac, murdering thug right here, right now with the Ukrainians willing to fight if they only had the weapons?”

“We have to look at the world as it exists in reality,” she countered. “Not the world that we wish existed.”

“You’re ducking!” Hannity clapped back. “Tulsi, I’m asking a real question here.”

“I’m trying to answer your question,” Gabbard insisted. “The cruelty is to pretend to the Ukrainian people that they are going to win in a war against a nuclear-armed country that is out-equipped, that has stronger equipment, more tanks, more bombs, more planes, more people, more everything in Russia. It’s just not realistic.”

“So, I wanna be clear,” Hannity said, “Give them nothing because Russia has nukes and they might use them? That’s your answer?”

“We’ve provided a tremendous amount of support to Ukraine,” she commented. “Not only now, but over the years so that they have the ability to defend themselves and the Ukrainians–”

“You’re not answering,” Hannity remarked. “Should we give them the weapons to win the war? They’re doing a great job. Everybody acknowledges that.”

“They can’t win this war, Sean,” Gabbard bluntly claimed. “This is the real world that we live in. It’s not strategically possible to think that Ukraine is going to beat Russia.”

She proceeded to state that the U.S., NATO, and Russia should negotiate a settlement of the conflict, not mentioning Ukraine which is in the middle of all this.

Hannity went on to ask Gabbard a stunning fifth time if the U.S. should give military aid to the Ukrainians.

“You do not think we should provide them the weapons to defend themselves? Yes or no,” he exasperatingly asked.

“We are trying to accomplish an end to this war,” she answered. “It is cruel to make the Ukrainian people believe that somehow they are going to win this war by prolonging it and that’s what you are talking about here. It would prolong this war, prolong suffering, more lives lost in the end.”

“And if he wants to use chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons, he’s got to know that his entire country is going to be blown off the face of the Earth. I pray to God we never get to that point. But that’s always been a threat,” Hannity shot back.

Putin has made it clear from the onset of the invasion he has no real interest in negotiations other than as a stall tactic, a point that Hannity raised. Russia’s stance is basically that the Ukrainians should lay down arms and surrender their sovereignty if they want the war to stop. The Ukrainians are refusing to capitulate because they want their freedom and are willing to fight and die for it. A point that Gabbard dismissed declaring that they should basically surrender to stop the bloodshed.


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