Do House Republicans Plan To Support Ukraine?
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November 27, 2022

Rep. Mike McCaul and Mike Turner told ABC's Martha Raddatz that Republicans in Congress would not write a blank check for Ukraine and plan to hold all funds accountable.

Both Republican Congressmen issued standard lip service to Ukraine, claiming they still are going to support them. However, their words don't match up with what many in their ranks say.

"You know, and the fact is, we are going to provide more oversight, transparency and accountability. We’re not going to write a blank check. You know, the last $40 billion package that passed, Martha, it was given to us the day of the vote. And members only had a matter of hours to go through all these pages of – of $40 billion supplemental.

RADDATZ: Some of it’s long-term aid, though, it’s not just military aid.

MCCAUL: There was long-term. And – and, to be honest, a lot of this went to backfill our stockpiles. However, that’s not – the Republicans are not going to rule like that. We have a voice now and we’re going to do this in an accountable way, with transparency to the American people. These are American taxpayer dollars going in.

Rep. Turner, who has said he'd make it difficult to keep spending on Ukraine was next.

RADDATZ: And, Congressman Turner, you were recently in Ukraine, about a month ago. I know you’ve suggested that Republicans will make matters difficult for the White House to pass more Ukrainian aid. Will you make it more difficult, and how do you view this?


The issue, obviously, is this, we don’t need to pass $40 billion large Democrat bills that have been being passed to send $8 billion to Ukraine. What we’re going to do – and it’s been very frustrating, obviously, even to the Ukrainians where they hear these large numbers in the United States as a result of the, you know, burgeoned Democrat bills and the little amount of aid that they receive. We’re going to make certain they get what they need.

Using words like 'transparency' and 'blank check' indicates Republicans will be restricting the money flow to help Ukraine fend off the invasion.

Many in the Republican Party have said they will refuse to continue to spend on Ukraine, which gives aid and comfort to Russia.

Expect a flurry of these right-wing extremists fools to line up on Tucker Carlson and bash Ukraine and its president, in service of Putin.

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