California Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R) stunned fellow Twitter users last Friday by claiming that all of Ukraine’s problems stem from “assassination of elected president” Viktor Yanukovych. This stupefying Tweet was made in response to another user (@UANews4ENMedia), who posted an article entitled “Putin Bootlickers Assemble in D.C.” The article aptly wiped the floor with a slew of Putin supporters in the West, including Congressman Rohrabacher, who obviously felt the need to discuss the topic on social media.
Astonished Twitter users questioned Rohrabacher about the reasons behind his obviously false statement. Vodka, peyote, pot, hacked account and incompetent interns were among suspected reasons for the public flub. After all, it was difficult to fathom that such a glaring misrepresentation could be made by a Congressman who is serving his 13th term, while also heading the Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, as Chairman. Erasing all doubt, Congressman Rohrabacher retorted that he runs his Twitter account personally and flat out lied about making the assassination remark altogether. He denied using the word “assassinate” with respect to the fate of Yanukovych and accused pro-Ukrainians of dishonesty for suggesting that he did.