US Vice President Kamala Harris Wednesday night rebuffed Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ recent comments that US support for Ukraine is not a “vital” national interest.
“If you really understand the issues, you probably would not make statements like that,” she said during her appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”
She said that understanding comes “when you’ve had the experience of meeting and understanding the significance of international rules and norms, and the importance of the United States of America standing firm and clear about the significance of sovereignty and territorial integrity, the significance of standing firm against any nation that would try to take by force another nation.”
Some background: On Monday, DeSantis, who has not yet announced a presidential bid, said in a statement responding to a questionnaire from Fox News’ Tucker Carlson that “while the US has many vital national interests … becoming further entangled in a territorial dispute between Ukraine and Russia is not one of them.”