Republicans Hope You Forget They Voted Against Funding for Ukraine
April 22, 2022
Republicans are quick to spin up criticism as President Biden arms the Ukrainian people against Russia’s war, but seem to have amnesia about their own record. Republicans not only want you to forget they excused Donald Trump withholding military aid from Ukraine and praising Putin, but also that the majority of Senate Republicans just voted against sending critical aid to Ukraine.
Let’s not forget, 31 Senate Republicans voted against a bill providing funding for Ukraine.
Washington Post: “More than two dozen Senate Republicans demand Biden do more for Ukraine after voting against $13.6 billion for Ukraine”
Newsweek: “Full List of 31 Republicans Who Voted Against Military Aid for Ukraine”
While Russian bombs and missiles forced millions of Ukrainians to flee from their homes, Senate Republicans tried to block the confirmation of President Biden’s nominees for key posts at the State Department and USAID.
Foreign Policy: “Republican Senators Block Confirmation of Key Biden Officials, Stymying Ukraine Response”
Foreign Policy: “Republican lawmakers, including Sens. Rick Scott of Florida and Roger Marshall of Kansas, have placed holds on the confirmation of several key Biden administration appointees with critical roles in addressing Ukraine’s crisis, including top officials destined for the U.S. State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development as well as who are responsible for managing U.S. policy on sanctions, humanitarian relief, refugees, and nuclear and chemical security.”
Foreign Policy: “Scott, who has placed the largest number of holds, has blocked their confirmation, demanding that the Biden administration first take action on an unrelated issue: the Cuban government’s practice of siphoning the salaries of Cuban doctors exported to other Latin American countries.”