GOP Congressman Wants Bust of Zelensky Placed On Permanent Display In The US Capitol




Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina wants to have a bust permanently installed in the US Capitol to honor Ukrainian president Vladimir Zelensky

Earlier this week, Wilson filed a resolution (see below) directing the Fine Arts Board of the U.S. House of Representatives to obtain a bust of Zelenskyy for such a display.

The bill has been referred to the committee on House Administration.

According to the Washington Times : The board has authority over all works of art and historical objects displayed on the House wing of the U.S. Capitol and the associated office buildings.

Mr. Wilson, who has served in Congress since 2001, is a senior member of both the House Armed Services and Foreign Affairs committees. Earlier this year, he was tapped to lead an internal GOP task force focusing on national security.

A staunch conservative, who came under fire for shouting “you lie” at former President Obama during a 2009 address to Congress, Mr. Wilson has emerged as a strong supporter of Ukraine.

House conservatives slammed the resolution.

“Absolutely NOT! We serve AMERICA NOT UKRAINE!” Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) wrote on Twitter



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