Boris Johnson should “keep his mouth shut” about US support for Ukraine, a Trump campaigner has said as the ex-Prime Minister prepares to meet with Republicans stateside. Johnson has shown steadfast support to the ex-Soviet state throughout the last 12 months, including since he was ousted from Number 10 last September.
The 58-year-old is scheduled to speak at a private Republican club on Tuesday evening, according to pro-Ukraine Grand Old Party (GOP) Representative Joe Wilson.
But a Trump campaign veteran has suggested the appearance risks falling on deaf ears.
He told Express.co.uk: “As far as I’m concerned, as a Republican, and I think as a lot of conservatives are concerned, Boris Johnson might need to take a hint from his country and his party and just keep his mouth shut.”
Senator Todd Young said the ex-Prime Minister would also meet with Republicans from the upper chamber at a separate event.
The Trump campaign insider, who claimed America did not have the funds to support Kyiv, added: “It is not good fiscal policy, or any other type of policy, for us to continue engaging in a proxy war with Russia.”
Other leading Republicans have also called for Congress to cut support for Ukraine.
Republican Representative Andy Biggs previously said: “No more blank checks to Ukraine.”
Despite leaving Downing Street last September, Johnson returned to Kyiv last week and also visited the war-struck towns of Bucha and Bordoyanka.
He also recently told the BBC that Putin threatened to kill him with a missile, a claim the Kremlin rejected, accusing him of lying.
Express.co.uk has approached Johnson’s office for comment.
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