Senator Mitt Romney accused Tulsi Gabbard of “parroting fake Russian propaganda” after commenting on the Ukrainian biolab.

Tulsi Gabbard

Tulsi Gabbard, who ran for president in 2020, posted a video reiterating his claims about a US-funded biolab in Ukraine.Drew Angeler / Getty Images

  • Senator Mitt Romney said Tulsi Gabbard’s “rebellious lies can cost lives.”

  • His remarks followed a comment from Gabbard about a Ukrainian US-funded biolab.

  • Russia last week accused the United States of funding the development of biological weapons in Ukraine.

Republican Senator Mitt Romney seems to have responded to recent comments about the U.S. Biological Institute in Ukraine, blaming former Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.

“Tulsi Gabbard is parroting false Russian propaganda. Her rebellious lies may be life-threatening,” Romney said. Tweet Sunday afternoon. The Romney representative did not immediately respond to a request for insider commentary on what he specifically meant.

Earlier that day, Gabbard, who ran for president in 2020, video On Twitter, he repeatedly insists on a Ukrainian US-funded biolab. She also appeared at Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s show last week, saying she was “deeply concerned” about the claims of biological weapons in Ukraine.

Russia has spread an unfounded claim that the United States is funding the development of biological weapons at Ukrainian laboratories.Russian and Chinese national media Amplify claimsThey warned that Russia Planning to use chemical weapons In the invasion of Ukraine.

In the fact check of the Russian biolab’s claim, New York Times Ukraine is reported to have a US-sponsored biological laboratory to prevent the manufacture and use of biological weapons.

Washington post The laboratory reported that it is studying African swine fever, which infects pigs rather than humans, with the aim of preventing the spread of African swine fever. The post also reported that funding for Ukrainian laboratories was first approved by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency of the Department of Defense.

The Gabad representative did not immediately respond to the insider’s request for comment.

Meanwhile, Russian television played Carlson and Gabbard’s clips, The Daily Beast Julia Davis report.Mother Jones reported that the Kremlin sent a note Instruct state media to feature Carlson “As much as possible” because he “severely criticizes” the United States and NATO.

Congressman Adam Kinzinger also blamed Gabbard. Tweet In response to her comment: “Actual Russian propaganda. Traitor. Russia also said that Georgia’s Ruger Center is making zombies. Tulsi should go to Russia.”

Representatives from Romney and Kinzinger did not respond to requests for comment.

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