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Sunday shows: No breakthrough in Russia-Ukraine tensions

Fears of a Russian invasion of Ukraine dominated the Sunday morning political shows, with multiple guests weighing in on the concerns.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) warned that an “assault on Ukraine is an assault on democracy.” She also discussed Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-W.Va.) remarks about inflation, the “defund the police” movement and whether she would run again for Speaker if Democrats retain the House in November.

Read The Hill’s complete coverage below.

Pelosi: ‘An assault on Ukraine is an assault on democracy’
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL
 
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Sunday said “an assault on Ukraine is an assault on democracy,” as concerns mount that Russia is planning an incursion that U.S. officials warn could happen “any day now.”

Asked by anchor George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week” what Russian President Vladimir Putin should know from Pelosi about the consequences of an invasion of Ukraine, Pelosi emphasized that “there are very severe consequences to his aggression,” adding that “we are united in using them.”

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Pentagon press secretary says time is ‘shrinking’ in diplomatic efforts with Russia over Ukraine
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said on Sunday that time is “shrinking” when it comes to finding a diplomatic resolution to the Russian military buildup at the Ukrainian border, as U.S. officials warn that an invasion could come within days.
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Sullivan warns Russian buildup could result in ‘major military action very soon’
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL
 
National security adviser Jake Sullivan on Sunday said Russia’s buildup of forces near the Ukraine border “makes it a distinct possibility that there will be major military action very soon,” as tensions grow between Moscow and Kyiv amid fears of a potential Russian invasion.
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GOP senator backs Biden’s refusal to send military to evacuate Americans in Ukraine
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy (R) on Sunday voiced his support for President Biden’s refusal to send U.S. troops into Ukraine to evacuate Americans in the country if Russia invades, saying people should use common sense.
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Pelosi: ‘It’s not right’ for Manchin to say ‘what we’re doing is contributing to inflation’
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL
 
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Sunday said “it’s not right” for Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) to say that the Democrats’ policy initiatives are “contributing to inflation.”
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Pelosi says ‘defund the police’ is ‘not the position of the Democratic Party’
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL
 
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Sunday said “defund the police” is “not the position of the Democratic Party,” a direct response to Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.), who recently said she stands behind the slogan despite some of her colleagues disagreeing with the phrase.
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Pelosi won’t say if she’ll run for Speaker again if Democrats win
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL
 
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Sunday would not say if she plans to run for Speaker again if the Democratic Party holds control of the House after the November midterm elections.
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Graham says Trump ‘hurting his chances’ at reelection by focusing on 2020
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL 
 
Sen. Lindsey Graham (D-S.C.C) on Sunday said former President Trump is “hurting his chances” at reelection by staying focused on the 2020 presidential election.
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Colorado governor calls for ‘civility and respect’ as blue states ease mask mandates
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (D) called for “civility and respect” for individuals’ choices on mask-wearing on Sunday as fellow Democratic governors around the U.S. have begun to lift or ease mask mandates.
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