Politico was informed this week by a prominent Republican congressman in the House that there are insufficient Republican votes to provide more help to Ukraine.
This week, Volodymyr Zelensky, the leader of Ukraine, will visit the Capitol building to advocate for further assistance for his country. President Biden has requested $24 billion for economic and military assistance for Ukraine.
In an attempt to persuade hesitant Republicans to support further help, Zelensky “makes his point better than anyone,” according to House Intelligence Committee Chair Mike Turner (R-OH), who made this prediction this week.
One top member of the GOP laughed at the comment.
In jest, the legislator said that he would want to purchase one of Turner’s colts when his “pet unicorn has babies.”
“Get outta here. That’s crazy. With regard to the Republican conference, we don’t have enough votes to fund anything for Ukraine,” the lawmaker said.
As Zelensky plans to ask American taxpayers for more help, six Ukrainian deputy defense ministers have been fired. This comes after Minister Oleksii Reznikov was fired because of a corruption incident.
Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) would not meet with Zelensky one-on-one, according to a report from Politico.
It is estimated to cost $1,100 per person to provide all of the planned help to Ukraine, including $24 billion that President Biden has asked for, according to Richard Stern, director of the Heritage Foundation’s budget department, who spoke with Breitbart News.
According to the Federal Reserve’s 2022 Economic Well-Being among U.S. Households report, a higher percentage of Americans—37 percent—than in 2021—do not have enough money to pay for a $400 emergency bill.
Kristina Wong of Breitbart News said that Biden has promised to give each family affected by the Maui fires a one-time sum of $700. This is less than what is being given to Ukraine right now.
A CNN study found that most Americans, 55%, don’t think Congress should send more money to Ukraine.