“So if you were a Buckeye State voter, you’d be voting for Tim Ryan?” Woodruff asked. Cheney responded, saying “I would.”
Cheney also called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) a “tremendous leader” and “a leader of historic consequence.”
Cheney’s endorsement of Ryan is fitting, as the two share a pro-military-interventionist worldview that sees the United States Armed Forces as a tool to deploy across the world whenever necessary.
In particular, Cheney voted in favor of sending $65 billion of American taxpayer money to Ukraine in its war with Russia, as did Ryan. In September, for example, Ryan touted his support for sending an additional $12 billion in taxpayer money to Ukraine.
President Joe Biden, reports indicate, is working on sending Ukraine another $50 billion.
Vance, on the other hand, is campaigning on a restrained foreign policy approach. In his Republican primary race, his stance against U.S. intervention in Ukraine was deemed a “pivotal moment” that set him apart from other Republicans and Democrats who claim to oppose foreign interventionism but have continued to fund the Ukraine-Russia war.
Most Americans agree with Vance.
In February, as Russia invaded Ukraine, a CNN poll found that nearly 6 in 10 Americans oppose the United States taking direct military action to support Ukraine and end Russia’s invasion.