MAGA Republicans Draw The Line In Congress

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( – MAGA Republicans have heavily criticized a bipartisan funding bill put forward in the Senate that would help them avoid a government shutdown.

Congress has until the end of the month to pass a funding bill in order to avoid a government deadline. However, the conservative MAGA faction of the Republican Party has been holding up the possible funding deals put forward, especially when they allocate funds to be used for aiding Ukraine or Special Counsel Jack Smith’s investigation into Donald Trump.

On Tuesday, the Senate agreed on a continuing resolution (CR) that would keep the government funded until November 17. The CR has the support of both Republicans and Democrats and would provide around $6 billion in disaster relief and another $6 billion in funding for Ukraine. This temporary solution would allow Congress to have more time to negotiate a year-long funding bill.

On Thursday, a test vote for the CR is scheduled to take place, and according to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, this resolution would move Congress away from extremism and “towards cooperation.”

Even if the resolution passes through the Senate, it will still face issues when trying to pass through the House, which is controlled by the Republicans. Some MAGA Republicans have already opposed the CR through posts on X, formerly known as Twitter.

Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene specifically stated that the resolution put “America Last,” which is why she was opposing it.

Senator J.D. Vance similarly opposed the resolution, pointing out that it would lead to the government shutting down as the Democrats were unwilling to fix the situation at the border if the government did not agree to fund Ukraine.

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