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Fact Checking Claims that Lloyd Austin ‘Threatened’ to Send American Troops to Fight Russia

Posted on AllSides December 14th, 2023
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As the Biden administration prepares to host Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Washington this week, and as legislative negotiations over additional Ukraine aid stall, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has supposedly traded his carrot for a stick in his attempts to persuade House Republicans to get on board the funding train—at least according to Tucker Carlson.

In a tweet that garnered more than 100,000 likes and 45,000 retweets, Carlson claimed that Austin had threatened members of Congress during a classified briefing, telling them that the Biden administration would put American boots on the...

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