A senior House Republican lawmaker said Policy On Monday, there weren’t enough Republican votes to send more aid to Ukraine.
Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky will visit Capitol Hill on Thursday, where he will push for more aid to Ukraine. President Joe Biden has requested $24 billion in military and economic aid for Ukraine.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Turner (R-OH) predicted Sunday that Zelensky “makes a better case than anyone” and could be “very, very persuasive” in getting reluctant Republicans to support more d ‘help.
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A senior Republican lawmaker scoffed at the remark.
The lawmaker joked that when Turner’s “pet unicorn has offspring, I’d like to buy one of the foals.”
“Get out of here. It’s just crazy. … We don’t have the votes in the Republican conference to fund Ukraine,” the lawmaker continued.
As Zelensky calls for more help from American taxpayers, six Ukrainian deputy defense ministers have been fired following the dismissal of Minister Oleksii Reznikov in a corruption scandal.
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Policy also reported that Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) would not have a one-on-one meeting with Zelensky.
Richard Stern, director of the Heritage Foundation’s budget center, told Breitbart News that the total proposed aid to Ukraine would cost $1,100 per household if including the $24 billion requested by Biden for aid. to Ukraine.
According to the Federal Reserve’s 2022 Survey of American Household Economic Well-Being, 37% of Americans don’t have enough money to cover a $400 emergency expense, up from 32% in 2021.
Breitbart News’ Kristina Wong reported that Biden pledged to give survivors of the Maui fires a one-time payment of $700 per household, which is less than the aid currently given to Ukraine.
A CNN poll finds that a majority of Americans, 55 percent, believe Congress should not send more aid to Ukraine.
Sean Moran is a politics reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter @SeanMoran3.