President Biden despatched the message to House Republicans that there shall be no assist for Israel except additionally they go assist for Ukraine.
Politico lately reported:
The Biden administration “will not accept a standalone, Israel-only bill that fails to demonstrate America’s commitment to standing up to Putin and his brutal aggression, and that doesn’t provide urgently needed humanitarian assistance.”
Any Israel assist invoice that fails to incorporate humanitarian assist and cash for Ukraine is a no-go for the White House — an escalation of a stance first sketched out after Speaker MIKE JOHNSON launched an Israel-only funding bundle offset by cuts to the IRS. Instead, the White House needs greater than $100 billion in assist to be break up amongst Israel, Ukraine, Taiwan, and border funding.
The anti-Ukraine funding House Republicans are a big group who’re a majority of the House majority, however they don’t seem to be nearly all of all the House. The ordinary MAGA suspects like Matt Gaetz, Marjorie Taylor Greene, and Andy Biggs are against offering assist to Ukraine.
What will not be being stated when discussing this situation is that, at its coronary heart, Ukraine funding is a query of whether or not the United States will help democracy. The precise appropriated funds don’t go to Ukraine. The cash is used to replenish the US weapons stockpile to interchange weapons which have been despatched to Ukraine.
A majority of House Republicans are refusing to help a democracy that’s actually combating for its life.
Biden is taking a tough stand as a result of Ukraine funding isn’t about cash. It’s about democracy, and Biden is trying to cease anti-democracy MAGAs from gaining a victory within the United States.
Jason is the managing editor. He can be a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work centered on public coverage, with a specialization in social reform actions.
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