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Meghan McCain: US Needs ‘More Capable Diplomat’ Than VP Harris in Upcoming NATO Support Mission

© Flickr / Jay GodwinMeghan McCain answers questions for Austin media before the event.
Meghan McCain answers questions for Austin media before the event. - Sputnik International, 1920, 05.03.2022
US Vice President Kamala Harris is set to meet with the leadership in Poland and Romania next week as part of a pro-Ukraine effort to extend support to NATO and its eastern flank-allied countries dealing with the burgeoning rise in refugees fleeing violence amid the situation between forces mobilized by Kiev and Moscow.
Meghan McCain, who recently left daytime cable television for the DailyMail, went viral for several hours on Friday after openly casting doubt on the seriousness and foreign policy capabilities of Vice President Kamala Harris, who the White House selected to lead a support mission next week.
The trip spans from March 9 through March 11, and is slated to include stops in the cities of Warsaw, Poland, and Bucharest, Romania, per a White House release.
“Please for the love of God, send a serious person instead,” McCain tweeted, quoting an article on the vice president’s upcoming mission.
McCain also took aim at Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, for his alleged inaction regarding the Russia-Ukraine conflict and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), a senator from McCain’s home state.
McCain circled back to Harris hours later, asserting that her criticism was rooted in her respect for the office of the vice presidency.
“I believe given the gravity of what is going on in Ukraine, a more capable diplomat should be sent to negotiate,” McCain added.
Despite her position, Harris has encountered opposition from several members of Congress who expressed doubts about her ability to "demonstrate the strength and unity of the NATO Alliance and US support for NATO's eastern flank allies in the face of Russian aggression," as the White House readout detailed.

“Kamala Harris has not succeeded in any of the tasks that have been assigned to her,” tweeted Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ). “Why are we sending her to Europe again next week?”

Lance Gooden (R-TX) railed against both Harris and Biden, declaring that the US president will be “hiding in his basement” over the weekend while Ukraine grapples with conflict.
“Kamala Harris would be the last person I'd send back to Europe,” he tweeted hours later.
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris speaks to members of the media, after attending the Munich Security Conference, at her hotel in Munich, Germany February 20, 2022 - Sputnik International, 1920, 02.03.2022
So Much for 'Layman's Terms': Kamala Harris Grilled Over 'Childish' Explanation of Ukraine Crisis
Harris’ planned trip and associated Republican skepticism comes within the same week she received backlash for her polarizing “layman’s terms” breakdown of the ongoing situation in Ukraine.
“Ukraine is a country in Europe. It exists next to another country called Russia. Russia is a bigger country. Russia decided to invade a smaller country called Ukraine. So basically that’s wrong,” Harris said during a radio interview with “The Morning Hustle,” which has a predominantly Black American audience.
Harris’ previous international trip was to the Munich Security Conference, an event in which she spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. She has also been in contact with various Eastern European leaders as of late, including Romanian Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca and Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.
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