His comments, notes The Hill, were a reaction to Zelensky’s comments made in late February, in which he said that a Russian invasion of a NATO member country “will force the United States to send troops to these countries.”
On Friday, Greene told the conference crowd that he was still in favor of “not giving money to Ukraine and that this country needs to find peace, not war.” “In the meantime, I will look into the camera and say directly to Zelensky: it is better not to touch our sons and daughters, because they do not die there,” he continued.
The White House opposes the deployment of US troops in Ukraine, as do most members of both political parties. Green is an outspoken critic of US support for Ukraine. Recent opinion polls have shown that a growing number of Americans are concerned that the United States is giving Ukraine too much support.