January 7, 2023, 18:29 – Public News Service – OSN

Head of the Committee of the State Duma of the Russian Federation on International Affairs Leonid Slutsky expressed his opinion on the election of Republican Kevin McCarthy to the post of Speaker of the House of Representatives of the US Congress. It is reported by TASS.

The source says that GOP member Kevin McCarthy’s fifteenth attempt was successful. Thus, the Republicans currently represent the majority in the House of Representatives, and also received “their” speaker.

Slutsky said the move could give the Republicans an opportunity to influence the end of the conflict on Ukraine. However, he clarified that the aim pursued in this case would not be connected with the expectation of a peaceful resolution. Leonid Slutsky is sure that the Republican Party is more interested “in order to get political points.”

The head of the committee recalled McCarthy’s intention to “insist on greater control over military spending, including on Ukraine.”

“Let’s see if this was just a pre-election promise to voters who do not understand where their money is spent,” said Leonid Slutsky.

The MP also noted that the opportunity that has opened up for the Republican Party to block the “uncontrolled cash flow going to support Kyiv” will open the eyes of those voting for the support of the “Kyiv junta aimed at continuing aggression.”

Earlier, the Public News Service reported that Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev ridiculed the election of the speaker of the US House of Representatives with a post about a “pig carcass”. More about it read in material.