Sen. J.D. Vance raises alarm over the $95 billion foreign aid package, fearing it could tie the hands of a future President Trump on Ukraine funding until 2025.
Vance contends that Trump, if elected, might face impeachment if he follows through on his promise to end Ukraine conflict funding, as outlined in the bill.
In a memo to fellow Republicans, Vance urges a ‘no’ vote on the bill, joined by Rep. Matt Gaetz, who labels it an ‘impeachment trap.’
Recalling Trump’s 2019 impeachment, Vance points out parallels, suggesting that stopping Ukraine funding early could be used as grounds for impeachment.
Despite concerns, the Senate advances the bill with a 67-27 vote, setting the stage for a potential clash in the House over additional funding for Ukraine.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell emphasizes the importance of Ukraine aid funding, while some Republicans criticize the hefty package.
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Sen. Mike Lee attempts to filibuster, linking foreign aid to border security, expressing concerns about sending billions to Ukraine amid domestic challenges.
The $95 billion package includes substantial funds for Ukraine, Israel’s conflict with Hamas, and support for partners in the Indo-Pacific, including Taiwan.
House Speaker Mike Johnson hints at a thorough evaluation, signaling potential scrutiny and separate consideration of components in the lower chamber.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn