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McConnell: China, Russia, and Iran New “Axis Of Evil,” Must Be Dealt With

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says Israel-Hamas war is a ‘worldwide problem’ that poses an ‘immediate threat’ to the United States.

During an interview with “Fox News Sunday” host Shannon Bream, McConnell, the highest-ranking Senate Republican, called China, Russia, and Iran the new “axis of evil” amid wars in Ukraine and Israel.

From Fox News:

McConnell, the highest-ranking Senate Republican, agreed with fellow Republican Kentuckian Sen. Rand Paul that the $1.5 trillion deficit is “entirely too big.” But while Paul remarked last month that the U.S. under the Biden administration was borrowing heavily from China just to send aid to Ukraine, McConnell instead emphasized Sunday that the deficit also expanded during the prior administration under former President Donald Trump.

“You have to respond to conditions that actually exist that are a threat to the United States. The Iranians are a threat to us as well. And so, this is an emergency. It’s an emergency that we step up and deal with this axis of evil – China, Russia, Iran – because it’s an immediate threat to the United States,” McConnell said.

“In many ways, the world is more endangered today than it has been in my lifetime,” McConnell said, recalling that unlike when the Berlin Wall fell, the world faces a “big power competition” coinciding with the terrorism threats in the Middle East and culminating in Israel’s war against Hamas terrorists.

“The question is, is American going to lead?” McConnell posed to Bream. “I think the Biden administration sent the wrong signal and they had the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan. I think that was like giving a green light to Putin to go into Ukraine. And we see that Iran, principal sponsor of terrorism, sending drones to the Russians and attacking – Hezbollah and in this particular situation, Hamas – attacking the Israelis with drones. So it’s all connected. You can’t separate out one part of it and say we’re only gonna deal with this. It’s all connected.”

Unlike some Republicans who don’t want to continue sending aid to Ukraine, McConnell believes it is helping us destroy the army of one of our biggest rivals and he doesn’t have a problem with that.

McConnell also addressed his recent health problems and told Bream he is fully recovered.


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