Of course, as much as I cannot stand GOP, Democrats outdo themselves immediately:
Top House Democrats objected Friday to White House plans to send hundreds of ventilators to Russia at a taxpayer cost of $5.6 million, saying the “gift to President Putin” is unjustified given the ongoing pandemic and needs at home. “We are deeply concerned with recent reports that you are providing critical, life-saving ventilators to Russia when they are urgently needed here in the United States to combat the coronavirus crisis and save American lives,” House Oversight Committee Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney and Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot E. Engel wrote.
Pathetic, really. Russians, of course, are deeply grateful and invocation of WW II was appropriate. It was recognized in Russia on highest political level and among people--that is the only thing that matters.