Republican Presidential Hopefuls Lay Out Views On Ukraine

 March 15, 2023

Fox News' Tucker Carlson recently sent out a questionnaire out asking for an opinion on America's involvement in the Ukraine war.

The people who responded were declared 2024 candidates former President Donald Trump, entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley as well as prospective candidates former Vice President Mike Pence, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

Mike Pompeo, Glenn Youngkin, Chris Sununu, Asa Hutchinson, and John Bolton were asked to participate but did not respond.

In general, Trump, Ramaswamy, Noem, DeSantis, and Abbott said they lean more toward non-intervention in the conflict.

Haley, Scott, Christie, and ESPECIALLY Mike Pence were described by Breitbart as falling "into the more hawkish camp — with Pence being the most hardline."

One of the most interesting questions on the survey was "Do you believe the United States faces the risk of nuclear war with Russia?"

According to Breitbart, "Trump, Noem, DeSantis, and Ramaswamy implied there was a risk of nuclear war with Russia. Haley said the U.S. has faced this risk since 1945 and said maintaining a strong U.S. military is the best deterrent. Pence dismissed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s threats of nuclear war as a 'bullying tactic,' and said the U.S. 'will not be bullied.'"