U.S. senators in Washington have adopted a scheme to send tens of billions of dollars to Ukraine, to pay for whatever that government says it wants.
But they were unable to come up with anything that would help secure America’s southern border and reduce the known potential for terrorists coming across the border with the intent of killing Americans.
When the issue of more money for Ukraine, demanded by Joe Biden, came up, the GOP members said they would move that direction only when that spending was accompanied by some ways of addressing the catastrophe that has been created at the southern border by Biden’s decision to drop literally all of the security measures instituted by President Donald Trump.
Now, according to Fox News, some two dozen GOP senators joined with Democrats to abandon the need for border security and instead hand out $95 billion. Most, some $60 billion, would go to Ukraine while the rest would go to Israel and Taiwan.
However, the plan’s success in the House remains uncertain.
Fox reported, “The final vote was 70 to 29, with 22 Republicans voting yes. Democratic Sens. Peter Welch and Jeff Merkley, plus independent Sen. Bernie Sanders, voted no.”
Fox explained the package contains no “border security provisions and comes as the national debt soars above $34 trillion.”
Multiple GOP members participated in filibuster efforts, but the agenda eventually was adopted.
An earlier plan, involving $118 billion for aid and the border security, failed when Republicans concluded it would make the situation in which Biden has allowed millions of illegal aliens to enter the country worse.
The House speaker, Rep. Mike Johnson, has said the Senate plan won’t survive in the House. He said members will draft their own plan … that includes border security.
“The mandate of national security supplemental legislation was to secure America’s own border before sending additional foreign aid around the world,” Johnson said. “It is what the American people demand and deserve. Now, in the absence of having received any single border policy change from the Senate, the House will have to continue to work its own will on these important matters. America deserves better than the Senate’s status quo.”
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., told senators before the final vote that they were giving “the finger” to American taxpayers.
“This bill gives the finger to all of America — this bill is Ukraine first, America last,” he said.
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