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  'Bull in a china shop': Ukrainian-born GOP lawmaker rankles colleagues with her aggressive criticism of Kyiv
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Last EditedSouthern_Moderate2  Aug 05, 2022 01:04pm
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AuthorMelanie Zanona and Natasha Bertrand
News DateFriday, August 5, 2022 07:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionBut members who were part of the official trip told CNN that Spartz was "argumentative," "accusatory," and "unhelpful" during key meetings with NATO members, generals and government officials, sparking concern that her presence was doing more harm than good.
"She crashed our CoDel. She was like a bull in a china shop," said one GOP lawmaker, who like other members for this story was granted anonymity to speak more freely about a colleague and due to the sensitive nature of the subject. "I don't know if it was pent-up frustration or she didn't feel like she was getting enough proper information, but she was just accusatory and rude."
Spartz, in an email to CNN, pushed back on the anonymous criticism of her decision to elbow her way into the congressional delegation and refuted the description of her behavior on the trip.
"This accusation is a cowardly misrepresentation of facts by some jealous members or staff since we had a very productive bipartisan CODEL in March," Spartz said.
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