Emmanuel Macron walked so that Hakeem Jeffries could run. Months after the French President turned himself into Europe’s hawk-in-chief on Ukraine, the US House Minority Leader has picked up the baton on the other side of the Atlantic. In a new 60 Minutes interview, Jeffries hit all the right (and familiar) notes on the need to support Ukraine. Accusing Republicans of harbouring a “growing pro-Putin faction”, the Democrat warned that Putin would “not stop” if he was successful in Ukraine before adding that the newly re-anointed Russian President wanted to “recreate the Soviet Union”.


Okay: nothing new there. But in the same interview, Jeffries also went on to suggest that boots on the ground were now an option. “There’s a significant likelihood that America will have to get into the conflict,” he said. “Not simply with our money but with our servicemen and servicewomen […] It’s a Churchill or Chamberlain moment.” Is this election-year sabre-rattling or is WWIII on its way?