Kevin McCarthy Heads Bipartisan Delegation to Visit Ukrainian Refugees in Poland

Over the weekend, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy headed a bipartisan delegation of legislators to Poland.

They met with members of the United States Armed Forces, Polish authorities, and Ukrainian refugees.

As part of their visit to Warsaw, the team met with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, Polish Minister of Defense Mariusz Baszczak, and United States Ambassador to Poland Mark Brzezinski.


“The whole world is paying attention to Ukraine’s current situation,” McCarthy stated in a press release.

“We are witnessing the crimes committed by Vladimir Putin, and, more significantly, we are witnessing the courage of the people of Ukraine.”

“We’re here, as officials of the United States, to make certain we’re doing all we can to assist Ukrainians in their efforts to preserve themselves and their democracy.”

McCarthy also said the Polish government did an excellent job as a strategic partner with the United States to take care of refugees.

According to McCarthy, “Poland has shown itself to be a vital strategic partner by welcoming millions of migrants, cooperating closely with our armed troops, and contributing to NATO as we jointly strive toward restoring peace and prosperity to the area.”

The envoy said, “our visit today should send a strong message to Putin that we oppose his unwarranted actions. Evil will not prevail,” he continued.

McCarthy said he approached Ukrainian authorities and asked them directly what they needed to do to win the war against Putin. “Their statement was unequivocal: we can fight the war ourselves; we only want stronger weaponry to do it.”

Stance and Support

Also, on Twitter, the Republican leader expressed his belief that the entire globe is “rooting for Ukraine. The entire globe is paying attention and pulling for Ukraine.”

In his letter, McCarthy added, “I’m delighted to be leading a bipartisan delegation to the region to thank our U.S. forces, to demonstrate our support for our strategic partner, Poland, and to hear directly from Ukrainian citizens about Putin’s unwarranted actions.”

McCarthy was joined by Steve Scalise (R-LA), the GOP Whip, Foreign Relations Committee GOP Senior Michael McCaul (R-TX), Specific Committee on Intelligence Majority Leader, and Michael Turner (R-OH).

He was also accompanied by Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL), Rep. Michelle Fischbach (R-MN), Rep. French Hill (R-AK), Rep. Mike Garcia (R-CA), Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA), and Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY).

Turner said Russian President Vladimir Putin is personally to blame for the conflict in Ukraine.

“What is happening in Ukraine is not a geopolitical fight,” he said. “It is not a conflict between nations.”

On Sunday, he described Vladimir Putin as “mercilessly destroying a nation, indiscriminately killing innocent people, and forcing millions to leave. This is undoubtedly Vladimir Putin.”

In an article published by The Hill, it is stated, “another bipartisan group of legislators, led by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), is scheduled to visit Copenhagen, Berlin, Warsaw.