Mike Johnson Claims Ukraine Should Strike Russia With U.S.-Provided Weapons

On Wednesday, Speaker Mike Johnson signaled support for allowing Ukraine to use U.S.-supplied weapons to strike Russian or Russian-controlled territories.

A reporter asked Johnson about a letter from the House Intelligence Committee urging the Biden administration to allow Ukraine to use American-supplied weapons to strike Russia.

The letter stipulates that this would allow Ukraine to strike “Russian-controlled territory” as well as Russian territory and represents a significant escalation in America’s seemingly endless proxy war against Russia.

When asked about the letter and if Ukraine should be allowed to strike Russia with American-provided weapons, Johnson said:

“I think we need to allow Ukraine to prosecute the war the way they see fit. They need to be able to fight back. And I think us trying to micromanage the effort there – it’s not a good policy for us.”

This isn’t the first time Johnson has taken an unabashedly pro-Ukraine position.

Johnson has pushed and passed the Rebuilding Economic Prosperity and Opportunity for Ukrainians Act (REPO Act). Senator J.D. Vance (R-OH) has criticized the act, arguing that it could hinder a future Donald Trump presidency and potentially push allies toward financial systems controlled by Russia and China.

“The REPO Act, currently debated in the House, would freeze the Russia sanctions in place and require an act of Congress to change. House Republicans must not pass legislation that makes it impossible for Donald Trump to engage in diplomacy,” Vance wrote.

In his memo to Republicans, Vance warned that the REPO Act could have serious negative consequences for America, including:

  • Hampering the U.S. Treasuries markets and hindering America’s ability to meet debt obligations;
  • Tying the hands of a future president, including former President Donald Trump;
  • Empowering Russia and China at the expense of the U.S. financial system;
  • The majority of the bill’s provisions are shielded from judicial review.

Vance wrote that anti-Trump people will be used to “control” the former president:

“I’ve heard multiple people who hate Donald Trump argue that the REPO Act will be used to control him in the next administration. So why is a Republican House speaker pushing it through Congress?”

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