Conservative Republicans in the House are shooting down a request by President Joe Biden to approve increased funding for Ukraine and other military assistance, decrying the effort as nonnegotiable.
“No. This should be a non-starter for the House GOP,” Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) said in a statement. “It’s time to stand up for Americans and against the uniparty.”
“We still don’t have an accurate accounting of the $113 billion we have already sent to Ukraine,” Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-MT) said. “With the disaster that is taking place on our southern border, why are we even considering this?”
...recent polling shows the amount of support among Republicans to provide financial assistance has shrunk over the last year. Roughly 62% of Democrats support contributing increased aid to Ukraine compared to just 28% of Republicans, according to a study from the Brookings Institution.
It’s unclear whether House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) will bring the proposal to the floor for a vote, vowing earlier this year that any Ukraine-related funding must come through the regular appropriations process rather than a supplemental aid request.
pb predicts that, in the end, the Doddering Old Fool will get what he wants, or most of it.
But, next year? Dunno.