Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina both argued that it remains vital for the United States to push back against Russian aggression. The United States has provided billions of dollars worth of weapons to Ukraine following Russia's February 2022 invasion. Pence appeared visibly frustrated by Carlson's assertions that the United States lacked a national interest in the Ukraine war. The ultimate goal for the United States, DeSantis added, should be "a sustainable peace in Europe," but he was not specific about how achieve that. Republican candidates who have pledged to back Ukraine - including Pence, Scott and former U.S.