Mitch McConnell Pushes for Additional $61.4 Billion Taxpayer Aid to Ukraine

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is said to be arranging to join Ukraine’s ambassador to the U.S. at an event in Kentucky on Monday as part of his strong efforts to secure $61.4 billion in American taxpayer aid for Ukraine.

According to reports, McConnell will appear with Ambassador Oksana Markarova at the University of Louisville to “again publicly commit the United States to Kyiv’s defense against Russia,” as part of his push.

McConnell’s support of Ukraine sets him at odds with certain members in his own caucus, along with House Republicans who oppose sending any additional funds to Ukraine following the $113 billion the U.S. has already committed since February 2022.

The $61.4 billion for Ukraine would be part of a larger package requested by the Biden administration for $105 billion. Of that, $14.3 billion would go to Israel, $13.6 billion to the U.S.’s southern border, $9.15 billion for humanitarian aid for Palestinian, Israeli, and Ukrainian civilians, and $7.4 billion to Taiwan and Asian allies.

New Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson allegedly wants to separate funding for Israel and Ukraine, versus tying it together into one package, and could pass an Israel-only funding bill and send it to the Senate, forcing its hand and splitting Senate Republicans who also oppose tying the two together.

As reported by Politico, McConnell might be in his final term as the Senate GOP leader, and securing funding for Ukraine could be a “huge part of his legacy.”

Senate Minority Whip John Thune told the outlet that McConnell “is a profound believer that this is a moment in history that the United States needs to assert leadership. And that if we don’t, there are going to be some pretty grave consequences.”

Politico also reported that McConnell’s pitch that Ukraine funding is a jobs and readiness program is “resonating” in the White House, which is “shifting gears in its sales pitch to Congress.”

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer praised McConnell, saying his work with him is going “very good.”

“We have the same belief: We should get the big supplemental done,” Schumer stated.

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John
John
6 months ago

POS mac conman!

This guy needs to bad goned!

He’s a homo child eating basterd!

Hank Jones
Hank Jones
6 months ago

That’s it- ignore the Southern Border of the USA and fund the “defense” of a fascist regime that attacks its own citizens! Ditto for Israel! How many crimes must this administration commit before it’s held accountable? Sickening!

Sandra Smith
Sandra Smith
6 months ago
Reply to  Hank Jones

Israel and Ukraine are not the same situation; they must not be lumped together.

Holy Hacker
Holy Hacker
6 months ago

Write them a check Mitch! Use your own damn money! My grandchildren will thank you for not turning them into debt slaves!

Last edited 6 months ago by Holy Hacker
aClue
aClue
6 months ago

These clowns pretending to represent us need to be forced to put their own incomes and assets on the line in every Thing they fund that is not going to American Improvement.

Mbitch Mcuntel wants to fund 61 billion to ukraine, he puts up 90% of his assets to pay for it along with the rest of the clowns seated in DC pretending to represent us while doing what the corporate oligarchs tell them to.

Darkwing
Darkwing
6 months ago

Again, no money for Maui or Ohio

Sandra Smith
Sandra Smith
6 months ago
Reply to  Darkwing

Or the border states, which have been under invasion since the late ’60s!

kent
kent
6 months ago

Here’s another dip wadd that needs to be fun over by the same bus as that Kerry fook. So tired of seeing that McConnel face, one wonders will he ever die?

DeleteTheElite
DeleteTheElite
6 months ago

Ukraine will do some laundry witb the $$

Sandra Smith
Sandra Smith
6 months ago

NOT when it’s just enriching Zelenskyy and other officials, not going to the war effort or people!

VietVetinOhio
VietVetinOhio
6 months ago

They will never defeat Russia. The military industrial complex is making so much money supplying arms, missiles, tanks, Hum Vees…. it’s ludicrous. STOP THIS MADNESS NOW, BEFORE WW3 STARTS. AS FOR MITCH I RECOMMEND TERM LIMITS AND FOR HIM, THAT THEY BE RETROACTIVE!!

Graham Booker
Graham Booker
6 months ago

“Senate Minority Whip John Thune told the outlet that McConnell “is a profound believer that this is a moment in history that the United States needs to assert leadership.”

Here in the UK, we are told by our politicians we should lead the way to ‘Net Zero’. In the USA you should lead the way by policing the globe.
How come ‘leading the way’ always costs the Western taxpayer? What they are doing isn’t leadership, it’s economic suicide on borrowed money, money that will take generations to get back.

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