Republican Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina has introduced a resolution that would see a bust of Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky placed permanently at the U.S. Capitol.
The resolution would direct the U.S. Fine Arts Board to commission a bust of the Ukrainian leader “for display in the House of Representatives wing of the United States Capitol.”
“Resolved, That the House of Representatives directs the Fine Arts Board to obtain a bust of the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, for display in a suitable, permanent location in the House of Representatives wing of the United States Capitol,” Wilson’s resolution states.
The resolution does not have any cosponsors and has been widely criticized by Republican lawmakers and conservatives online who do not believe that the U.S. should be funding the Ukrainian war effort at taxpayer expense.
Rep. Andy Biggs, one of the America First Republican lawmakers who held off on voting for House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, the California Republican derided by some for his decision to repeatedly wear a Ukraine flag lapel pin, slammed the resolution in a tweet on Wednesday.
“There is now a House resolution that seeks to put a display of Zelenskyy’s head in the US Capitol,” Biggs wrote. “Was the $100+ billion to Ukraine not enough?”
There is now a House resolution that seeks to put a display of Zelenskyy's head in the US Capitol.
Was the $100+ billion to Ukraine not enough?
— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) January 11, 2023
Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Wednesday night criticized the move, calling Zelensky “dictatorial.”
“[Ukraine is] not even a democratic country. [Zelensky] banned opposition parties. He’s trying to ban an entire Christian denomination,” Carlson said.
“The person leading this charge, we’re sad to say, is a really nice guy who’s pretty conservative actually, Joe Wilson of South Carolina, a Republican member, he’s just sponsored legislation to display a bust of a foreign leader, Zelensky, in the Capitol building,” Carlson continued.
Are You F*cking Kidding Me?!
New House Resolution to display a bust of Zelensky in the Capitol.
Tucker: "The legislation [@RepJoeWilson] is putting forward would ensure that Zelensky's bust is on display 'in a suitable permanent location in the House of Representatives.'" pic.twitter.com/PDqD2MyYOs
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) January 12, 2023
“The legislation he’s putting forth would ensure that Zelensky’s bust is on display in a quote ‘suitable, permanent location in the House of Representatives’ wing so we can worship him daily. This is crazy. Let’s hope we pull back.”
Support for Ukraine from the United States continues, though a rift is beginning to form between conservatives and their liberal counterparts.
January 12, 2023 at 7:21 pm
January 13, 2023 at 5:52 am
this rino needs to go see the same doctor the biden needs to go to regarding their out of touch with reality syndrom!
January 13, 2023 at 6:40 am
This is a SICKO, Non Republican and RINO Communist who has proposed such and idiotic though and act into Congress. The guy should be booted out and lose his seat. Pelosi removed our Founding Heros and this puke wants to add a Communist to it?
Why should you care about socialism?
Socialism is pushing its way into America. A 2020 poll showed that 40 percent of Americans had a favorable view of socialism. One poll showed that 61 percent of AMERICANS between the ages of 16 and 24 have a positive reaction to socialism. Why should we be concerned. After all Cuba and Venezuela and many countries in Europe live in it?
Today we face what is known as cultural Marxism. You all remember reading about Karl Marx! Marxism is Anti-God. And what is the first thing the present administration shuts down ? The churches!
This present administration represents a real and present danger to the freedom and prosperity that has defined America and other Western nations for centuries. A voice keeps coming to my mind 2 Timothy 3:1. “But understand this, that in the last days dangerous times (of great stress and trouble) will come (difficult days that will be hard to bear.)
Jesus said it like this, “But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so shall with the coming of theSon of Man be.”
What were those “days of Noah” like!? Genesis 6:5 describes them this way: “Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.”
The people ignored and ridiculed his warnings.
Is God speaking to us once again?
January 13, 2023 at 7:12 am
yeah, put it in, and include hitler and all the other dictators as well.
January 13, 2023 at 9:15 pm
Just bring in an ATM and set the bust on top of it.
January 13, 2023 at 10:41 pm
I feel that we have helped more than we need to when it comes to other country’s . Don’t see any of them returning the favor . As far as putting a bust of any foreign dictator in the capital or any where is distasteful to say the least let alone honoring a dictator is pathetic. I feel sorry for the country but we should not be funding the country when they should have resources of their own . My personal thought is he is as big a crook as Joe Biden just like Hunter Biden and the dealings they have had and made money from them . Now we as a country are paying them back for the Bidens. I Call That BULL CRAP