Who in Congress is talking about Ukraine the most
Mentions of Ukraine or Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in congressional statements and social media posts have been on the rise — with nearly 1,000 already this month, according to data from Quorum.
Why it matters: The growing threat of a Russian invasion has been mirrored by a growth in Ukraine-related chatter.
By the numbers: Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) has talked about Ukraine in his floor statement, press releases, posts and constituent newsletters more than anyone else.
- He's done so at least 151 times since last January.
- On Wednesday morning, he took to Twitter urging Germany to do more:
Eight of the top 10 members to talk about Ukraine are fellow Republicans.
- They include Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.)
Democratic Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) both made the top four.
- Everyone in that group is a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
- Portman, Murphy and Shaheen all traveled to Kyiv to meet with Zelensky earlier this month.