Vice President Kamala Harris has caused concern by using the word “war” on Sunday during her visit to Munich, which is something that is considered to be a serious statement in international relations.
According to Breitbart News, Harris made the offending statement on Sunday during her visit to Munich, where she alarmed Russian President Vladimir Putin on the issue of Ukraine.
“I mean, listen, guys, we’re talking about the potential for war in Europe,” she told reporters after a series of meetings with world leaders in Europe. “I mean, let’s really take a moment to understand the significance of what we’re talking about.”
Harris was speaking for the Biden Administration at the Munich Security Conference in Germany and delivered a speech while there and vowed to stand with Europe against Russian aggression in Ukraine.
The Vice President told reporters while she was at the conference that the Biden Administration hopes to unite American allies in Europe in hopes of “deterring Russia from invading a sovereign nation” and preparing for war.
“We all understand, including every country in Europe, what war in Europe looks like, and what it can mean for the citizens of each of those countries,” she said.
Harris also met privately with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Saturday as he pled with leaders to stand with Ukraine and put more sanctions on Putin in response to his seeming preparations for invasion:
“You’re telling me that it’s 100 percent that the war will start in a couple of days. Then what [are you] waiting for?” Zelensky asked. “We don’t need your sanctions after the bombardment will happen, and after our country will be fired at or after we will have no borders or after we will have no economy or parts of our country will be occupied.”