The Senate Republicans disagree on whether to support the continuing resolution’s financial request.
This budget package needs to be approved by Sept. 30 to avoid a government shutdown, claims Micaela Burrow of the Daily Caller.
However, a person knowledgeable of the ongoing negotiations claimed that Congress has agreed to provide an additional $12 billion in funding to Ukraine on top of the $40 billion approved back in May.
Senator John Cornyn of Texas, a stalwart of the Washington, DC, political establishment, disclosed that the aid package would include financial, humanitarian, and military assistance.
Florida Sen Rick Scott remarked to CNN, “I think whatever we do on Ukraine, we should be doing it apart from the CR.” Scott was referring to the continuing resolution. “I believe we should approve a clean CR via Congress.”
Several Republican political officials, according to a Fox News story, charged Biden with slipping in a ton of money in the spending bill to boost Dems electorally in the 2022 upcoming elections. Republicans could be painted as helping Russia during its military assault in Ukraine if they were to vote against such a bill on the basis that it lacks accountability mechanisms for where the money goes. This is how the Biden administration would portray GOP opposition.
Earlier this month, Arizona Congressman Andy Biggs said, “This latest call from President Biden is simply a shallow midterm political ploy that will only harm our country in both the short and long terms.”
Since January 2021, the Biden administration has given Ukraine over $15 billion in funding. Most of it arrived following the Russian invasion in February 2022.
The DC Swamp is persuaded that merely sending more help to Ukraine will produce greater results in this fight after the Kharkov offensive’s purported success.
This is the furthest thing from the truth. Russia continues to exercise enormous escalating dominance. Additionally, Russia’s territorial goals will become more maximalist the more the West escalates. This will lead to more severe geoeconomic upheaval and needless killing.
Without a doubt, the US should stop giving Ukraine any aid. Long-term, it must completely leave Europe as well as other non-Western hemisphere regions. The US is obviously overstretched in that regard, and imperial overstretch always results in decline.