Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina apparently thinks you have to be a “well-briefed U.S. senator” to understand the nuances of the Ukraine war, and that ordinary voters are simply too ignorant to have an opinion on the matter.
“Our base cannot possibly know what’s at stake at the level that any well-briefed U.S. senator should know about what’s at stake if Putin wins,” Tillis said on Monday, according to Punchbowl News. He then blasted fellow Republicans who “are being driven just by the perceptions of their base” and “need to grow a spine” and get behind sending another $60 billion to Ukraine.
It’s hard to imagine a sentiment more contemptuous of the average voter than these sneering comments from Tillis. Only senators with special knowledge,