Warm Southern Breeze

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Famous Last Words

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Friday, November 29, 2019

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Jim Jordan is a Republican who has represented Ohio’s 4th Congressional District since 2007.

It – the blatant hypocrisy – would be funny, if it weren’t so sad.

Representative Jordan continues to be an outspoken critic of the Impeachment Investigation which the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (aka the House Intelligence Committee) has been conducting over the past couple weeks. The committee has been investigating allegations that President Trump abused the office of the President and betrayed the American people, and possibly even violated law, by withholding Congressionally-mandated and approved monies specifically appropriated for Ukrainian defense against our common enemy, Russia.

In 2014, Russia invaded Crimea, an independent autonomous territory in the Southern Ukraine bordering the Black Sea, following civil unrest there. At the time, Ukraine was in the midst of socio-political turmoil as a national revolution was under way.

Then-former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, who was friendly to Russia, had requested assistance from Russian President Vladimir Putin to quell the disturbances by using civilian Russian police. Following reception of that letter, Putin jumped at the opportunity to place troops within that area, and began to move troops en masse into Crimea, and Eastern Ukraine.

When the Ukrainian revolution began to settle down, it was discovered that Yanukovych had written Putin requesting his assistance, and Yanukovych fled Ukraine for Russia, where he remains today. Despite his absence, in January 2019, a Ukrainian court tried Yanukovych in absentia and he was found guilty of treason, and of “complicity in waging an aggressive war against Ukraine,” and sentenced to 13 years in prison.

Russia continues holding Crimea, and there is an active war in Ukraine on the Eastern front bordering Russia.

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