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Why Is ‘The Squad’ Silent On A Republican Senator Being DENIED Entry To Russia?

The chair of a Senate subcommittee has been denied a visa for a bipartisan Congressional delegation to Russia. The loud members of “The Squad” have said zip about it.

Senator Ron Johnson(R-WI) who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation revealed on Monday that he was denied a visa to visit the Russian Federation with other American lawmakers to meet with Russian government officials and civil organizations.

Sen. Johnson believes that the denial of the visa was due to his sponsorship of a law that aimed to “hold Russia accountable for its aggression to Ukraine and its targetting of dissidents.”

In a statement, Sen. Johnson said:

“The path Vladimir Putin has chosen for Russia is a tragedy of historic proportions. Instead of holding free and fair elections, respecting the rule of law, and integrating Russia’s economy with Western democracies, Putin has invaded Georgia, attempted to illegally annex Crimea, conducted war in eastern Ukraine where thousands have died, and supported a barbaric regime in Syria that has used chemical weapons on its own people in a war that has resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands,” said Sen. Johnson.

“Eventually, a new generation of leaders will emerge in Russia. Working with Ambassador Huntsman, I had hoped direct dialogue with Russian parliamentarians could help set the stage for better future relations between our two nations. Unfortunately, Russian officials continue to play diplomatic games with this sincere effort and have denied me entrance to Russia. Regardless of this petty affront, I will continue to advocate a strong and resolute response to Russian aggression — and frank dialogue when possible.”

This comes just a couple of weeks after Israel barred entry of two members of “The Squad”, Rep. Ilhan Omar(D-MN) and Rep. Rashida Tlaib(D-MI) due to a 2017 law in Israel which prohibits foreign BDS activists into the country.

The freshman Congresswomen had made a huge stink over their ill-fated attempt to push the BDS movement on Israeli soil while having their visit co-sponsored by a shockingly anti-Semitic and pro-terrorist organization.

The pair have said nothing about a Republican Senator being barred from Russia.

You’d think that they’d be upset that a foreign government is interfering in the ability of a sitting U.S. Senator — the Chair of a relevant sub-committee, no less — to simply “do his job.”

Nor has formerly-outspoken Democratic Socialist superstar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez(D-NY) weighed in on social media.

She was quick to condemn Israel, though.

AOC has been relatively silent on social media since ditching her scandal-ridden former chief of staff (some would say her “puppet master”,) and co-founder of Justice Democrats, Saikat Chakrabarti.

To be fair, it’s being reported that Rep. Ocasio-Cortez is on vacation.

Of course, that hasn’t stopped her from bashing the Electoral College.

She also posted a snarky video to Instagram because the votes that count are the ones in big cities with rat infestations and actual sh!t on the streets along with the resurgence of medieval diseases.

As for the “Ringo” of The Squad, Rep. Forgettable Moesha Ayanna Presley(D-MA), well, even if she did say something, it’s likely that no one would notice because she has about as much charisma as a sea cucumber.

Perhaps they’re all quiet because it just doesn’t push the narrative that the GOP is in the “pocket of Putin” or something.

The Russian Embassy denies that Senator Johnson applied for a visa, by the way.

In a statement published on Twitter early Tuesday, the Russian Embassy in Washington said the senator never asked it for a visa and hadn’t informed the mission about his plans to visit.

“Senator Ron Johnson’s groundless accusations against Russia leave no doubt — he is ready not for a dialogue, but a confrontation. In his usual Russophobic manner he distorts Russian foreign policy and allows himself rude remarks. Based on that it is unlikely one can seriously take his statements of alleged intentions to restore direct dialogue with Russian parliamentarians,” the embassy said.

Source: Washington Post

Which may very well be true.

But if that’s the case, then it’s kind of similar to Tlaib and Omar railing against the Israeli government’s “bigotry” for thwarting their “Congressional visit to Palestine.”

It’s one thing to condemn the actions of a country and quite another to deny its existance as Tlaib and Omar did in the framing of their visit.

K. Walker

ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll and on Gettr @KarenWalker