House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday that she had spoken with people who believed Russian President Vladimir Putin was suffering from some physical ailment like cancer or “brain fog” as the result of COVID-19.
Pelosi spoke with MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell ahead of President Joe Biden’s first official State of the Union Address, and she was asked to weigh in on whether something deeper was behind Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
“I don’t know what is the matter there,” Pelosi began. “I’ve talked to head of state who have met with him, and they just take at face value the evil that he is putting forth is something that we have to deal with, they’re not making a diagnosis of his health.”
Pelosi went on to suggest that they were still speculating about whether or not there was an underlying cause, adding, “Some people say he has cancer, and some people say brain fog from COVID. Other people just think he’s a complete raging bully. But whatever it is, the people of Ukraine are paying the price for it.”
The White House has also openly questioned Putin’s mental state, according to a Tuesday report from The Hill:
Experts, analysts, lawmakers and even administration officials have speculated that Putin’s isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic has raised his paranoia. They’ve pointed to decisions he’s made such as the invasion itself and his move on Sunday to put his nuclear forces on alert in suggesting he is not making rational decisions.
This is an excerpt from The Daily Wire.
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