ATLANTA – Georgia’s Republican congressional delegation scored mixed results on a new scorecard released by a pro-Ukraine Republican group.
The group Republicans for Ukraine put out the scorecard in conjunction with a new ad campaign aimed at persuading more GOP members of Congress to support more U.S. spending to aid Ukraine’s war against Russia.
Lawmakers were graded based on criteria including their support for previous aid packages to Ukraine and public statements about the war.
In the Georgia Republican delegation, U.S. Reps. Drew Ferguson of West Point, Barry Loudermilk of Cassville, Rich McCormick of Suwanee, and Austin Scott of Tifton all received “A” marks.
Rep. Buddy Carter of Savannah scored a “B,” and Rep. Rick Allen of Augusta received a “B-“. Rep. Andrew Clyde of Athens got a “C,” and Reps. Mike Collins of Jackson and Marjorie Taylor Greene of Rome received “F” marks.
The $1 million ad campaign also includes a 30-second ad that will air in Georgia on Fox News this week and another 30-second spot that will run during the next Republican presidential debate on Sept. 27.
The campaign comes as national polls are showing support for Ukraine slipping among Republican voters. A recent CNN poll found 55% of Americans oppose additional U.S. aid to Ukraine.
“Now is a pivotal time for Americans, especially Republicans, to support Ukraine,” said Gunner Ramer, national spokesman for Republicans for Ukraine. “For just 5% of our annual defense budget, America has helped Ukraine destroy half of Russia’s army and liberate its territory and people. This is a great return on investment for American national security.”
President Joe Biden, who addressed the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, is asking Congress for an additional $24 billion in security and humanitarian aid for Ukraine. Many Republican lawmakers have balked at the idea, arguing the U.S. should instead focus more spending on combating illegal immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border.