McCarthy signals GOP-led House likely to oppose more aid to Ukraine

StormHawk42

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His appeasement bought time for the war effort to be mobilized. The US was laughably underprepared. Either way that was 80 years ago.

The current war is not winnable by Ukraine. They aren’t gonna push Russia out. Nobody is coming to the rescue. So you have the current situation: death, destruction and tons of our money being wasted. Negotiate out before this escalates into something scary big.
Sure. Just give Russia what they want, take a pause for a couple years, then let them take over the rest of the country.

The war absolutely is winnable by Ukraine provided they have the weapons. Every dollar spent by the US has been worth it.
 

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Sure. Just give Russia what they want, take a pause for a couple years, then let them take over the rest of the country.

The war absolutely is winnable by Ukraine provided they have the weapons. Every dollar spent by the US has been worth it.
Hope you’re right.
 
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We all know who Putin's hackers will meddle in behalf of in the mid-terms and elections to come.
The GOP is now officially the Trump/Putin party. So proud.
Shoot, I view McCarthy’s statements as a request for Russia to step up meddling efforts the next few weeks.
 

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Nope. Vindman said GOP leadership said they will no longer support Ukraine. Simply isn’t true. Hence misinformation.

“I think people are gonna be sitting in a recession and they’re not going to write a blank check to Ukraine,” he recently told Punchbowl News. “They just won’t do it.”

That's pretty much McCarthy saying that when they win the house they won't be voting for any more funds for Ukraine.

So yeah Russia just has to essentially wait until Jan.

Honestly the Dems before they lose the house should authorize 5 trillion in aid to Ukraine to be distributed by the POTUS at his discretion until Jan 19, 2025. After that any funds remaining will go back unspent. That way Biden doesn't have to get permission from the Russian controlled house to help defend democracy.
 

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“I think people are gonna be sitting in a recession and they’re not going to write a blank check to Ukraine,” he recently told Punchbowl News. “They just won’t do it.”

That's pretty much McCarthy saying that when they win the house they won't be voting for any more funds for Ukraine.

So yeah Russia just has to essentially wait until Jan.

Honestly the Dems before they lose the house should authorize 5 trillion in aid to Ukraine to be distributed by the POTUS at his discretion until Jan 19, 2025. After that any funds remaining will go back unspent. That way Biden doesn't have to get permission from the Russian controlled house to help defend democracy.
Yep, just bi-pass the do nothing cons.
 
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“I think people are gonna be sitting in a recession and they’re not going to write a blank check to Ukraine,” he recently told Punchbowl News. “They just won’t do it.”

That's pretty much McCarthy saying that when they win the house they won't be voting for any more funds for Ukraine.
No it's not.

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No it's not.

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We havn't been writing them a blank check now so why would he say something like that unless his intention is to not aid Ukraine at all.

Something to keep in mind is that he has to keep all the crazies in his caucus onside in order to be speaker or do anything. And the crazies in his caucus love the Russians. So McCarthy is going to be playing to the MTG's and Boeberts because he needs their support.