Republican Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska said Germany has “de facto moved to a pre-NATO time in history.”
“During Hugh Hewitt’s nationally syndicated radio broadcast, Sen. Ben Sasse reacted to the ongoing heightened situation between Russia and Ukraine, which some are suggesting will end with Russia invading Ukraine,” reported Breitbart News.
Hewitt asked the Sasse what he thinks about Germany’s efforts to block aid to Ukraine.
Hewitt also asked Germany’s blocking aid was a sign Germany had left NATO.
“Has Germany effectively left NATO? And I am deadly serious,” Hewitt asked. “If they are preventing overflights of British supplies to Ukraine, and they’re refusing to allow the Baltic states to send the mortars that Germany sold them to Ukraine, they are effectively returning to the position of Central Europe arbitrator between Russia and the West. They have left NATO, I believe.”
“It certainly feels in a de facto way, maybe not a de jure way, but in a de facto way, it feels like Germany has tried to move to a pre-NATO time in history,” Sasse said. “And obviously, that’s a terrible time. I mean, the American people have not been brought along. It’s a failure of leadership. And we’re, you know, we’re three straight administrations into people undermining NATO. But now, we’re at a place where NATO clearly isn’t what it was and what it should be, and it feels like Germany’s act in the last days and week sure feel like an abandonment of NATO in reality.”
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