Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) has risen the ranks in the Socialist wing of the Democrat Party since her election in 2016, riding the “Trump is a fascist” bandwagon. She is one of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s best pals in Congress, voting for radical legislation that aims to change America forever.
Saturday, Jayapal visited MSNBC’s “Cross Connection” show with Tiffany Cross, and things got weird fast. When discussing Ukraine with Cross, Jayapal decided to equate Republican voter integrity laws across the country, which are very popular in red states, with Russia’s invasion.
Rep. Pramila Jayapal and MSNBC’s Tiffany Cross equated the war in Ukraine with progressives’ domestic agenda in an interview on The Cross Connection Saturday.
Cross introduced the segment by saying that Ukraine is “sucking up all the oxygen in the room right now,” and asked whether Democrats will be able to “walk and chew gum” – continue to pursue domestic issues while focusing on the situation abroad – considering it is an election year…
…On the subject of the domestic agenda, Jayapal said that not only can they do both, the two things are closely connected. In particular she linked fighting Vladimir Putin with fighting Republican legislatures and Governors.
“I will just say there’s a connection between what we are trying to do domestically, and what we are trying to do internationally,” she said. “Let me give you three ways that that’s the case.”
“First of all: democracy. We are, both in the European Union and, you know, with the war on Ukraine, the aggression of Russia on Ukraine, and here in the United States, we are trying to show that democracy works,” she continued. “We cannot allow suppression of votes domestically nor can we allow dictators in Europe or anywhere in the world to take over. That is a real connection.”