On Saturday, Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, described Putin as a “Soviet dictator,” tweeting that “the invasion of Ukraine by Soviet dictator Vladimir Putin cannot stand, and the people of the Commonwealth [of Virginia] are ready to rally in opposition to this senseless attack on a sovereign nation and western ideals.”
Youngkin’s comments came just a day after similar false statements were made by Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., the former Auburn University football coach, who claimed that Russia is a “communist country.”
“He can’t feed his people,” Tuberville said of Putin, according to 1819 News. “It’s a communist country, so he can’t feed his people, so they need more farmland.”
Sadly, his audience most likely doesn’t know that Russia is no longer a “communist country”.