Republicans think Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could further imperil Biden

Political opportunities are plentiful for Republicans in 2022, and now they spy another developing in domestic aftershocks of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Chief among the political risks for President Joe Biden, Republican strategists believe, is that war in Europe involving a major energy-producing nation, Russia, will exacerbate historically high inflation in the United States and send crude oil and natural gas prices sky-high. Secondarily, Republicans speculate that any chance Biden has of reviving his political standing before the midterm elections could be hampered by a conflict if voters conclude the president is being whipsawed by events.

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