America Backing Out? Ukraine Won’t Like THIS!

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( – On Wednesday, Senate Leader McConnell (R-Kentucky) claimed that successfully passing a bill later this year that would provide funding for military aid and the DoD to Ukraine is going to be “a challenge,” despite the fact that last week Senate leaders had pledged defense hawks their support.

During a press conference, McConnell was specifically asked whether he could secure the emergency and defense supplemental bills that would help provide funding for the war in Ukraine. In response, McConnell pointed out that because of the opposition of House conservatives, these particular bills might have an uncertain future.

He added that what he can say right now is that defense is underfunded, both when it comes to dealing with the Chinese threat and when it comes to dealing with the Russian threat. He noted that it was likely that Ukraine was going to need additional resources, which could end up being a challenge.

Speaker McCarthy (R-California) also blocked the idea that there should be an emergency spending bill to come to the floor that would increase funding for Ukraine anytime soon. In an interview with Punchbowl News, McCarthy also stated that any bill that includes a supplemental bill and is passed through the Senate as a means of avoiding the caps on defense spending, including the legislation that Congress passed last week, is not “going anywhere.”

Senate Leader Schumer (D-New York) has previously stated that he will be open to the possibility of passing supplemental defense and spending packages to support Ukraine.

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