- Sen. Mitt Romney mentioned former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s “treasonous lies might properly value lives.”
- His remarks adopted feedback from Gabbard about US-funded biolabs in Ukraine.
- Russia final week baselessly accused the US of funding the event of bioweapons in Ukraine.
Republican Sen. Mitt Romney strongly condemned former Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, seemingly responding to feedback she has made in latest days about US organic laboratories in Ukraine.
“Tulsi Gabbard is parroting false Russian propaganda. Her treasonous lies might properly value lives,” Romney mentioned in a tweet on Sunday afternoon. A consultant for Romney didn’t instantly reply to Insider’s request for touch upon what particularly he was referring to.
Earlier within the day, Gabbard, who ran for president in 2020, posted a video on Twitter repeating claims about US-funded biolabs in Ukraine. She additionally appeared on Fox Information host Tucker Carlson’s present final week and mentioned she was “deeply involved” about claims of bioweapons in Ukraine.
Russia has unfold a baseless declare that the US is funding the event of bioweapons in labs in Ukraine. Russian and Chinese language state media amplified the claims, whereas the US warned they might point out that Russia is planning to make use of chemical weapons in its invasion of Ukraine.
In a truth verify of Russia’s biolabs claims, The New York Instances reported that there are organic labs in Ukraine which are backed by the US in an effort to forestall bioweapons from being made or used.
The Washington Put up reported the labs examine African swine fever, which infects pigs slightly than people, with the aim of stopping it from spreading. The Put up additionally reported funding for the Ukraine labs was initially approved by the Pentagon’s Protection Risk Discount Company.
Representatives for Gabbard didn’t instantly reply to Insider’s request for remark.
In the meantime, Russian TV performed clips of Carlson and Gabbard, The Every day Beast’s Julia Davis reported. Mom Jones reported the Kremlin despatched a memo instructing state media to function Carlson “as a lot as doable” as a result of he “sharply criticizes” the US and NATO.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger additionally lashed out at Gabbard in a tweet in response to her feedback: “Precise Russian propaganda. Traitorous. Russia additionally mentioned the Luger middle in Georgia was making zombies. Tulsi ought to go to Russia.”
Representatives for Romney and Kinzinger didn’t reply to requests for remark.