McConnell has cleaned up the reporting. He still backs a border deal for Ukraine aid. It is almost February though and it still hasn’t happened. Make of that what you will.
NEWS – @LeaderMcConnell raises doubts about whether Senate Republicans should move ahead with border security-Ukraine aid deal.— John Bresnahan (@bresreports) January 24, 2024
He told GOP senators “The politics of this have changed,” and noted Trump wants to run on immigration.
“We are in a quandary,” McConnell said
2/ McConnell read out a quote from Trump criticizing the proposed border security-immigration policy changes.— John Bresnahan (@bresreports) January 24, 2024
Called Trump “the nominee” and said “We don’t want yo do anything to undermine him.”
This is McConnell reading the mood of his conference and the GOP nationally
3/ This may be the end of getting any significant Ukrainian funding thru Congress.— John Bresnahan (@bresreports) January 24, 2024
McConnell is as vocal a Ukraine backer as there is on Hill, but opposition is growing inside GOP. Only gonna be more so as Trump tightens grip on nomination
?? MCCONNELL BOWS TO TRUMP ON BORDER— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) January 25, 2024
Last night, we scooped that MCCONNELL told Republican senators that time had essentially run out on trying to craft a Ukraine-border package.
“We dont want to do anything to undermine [Trump],” said McConnell, who can barely utter the former…
A few extraordinary things:— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) January 25, 2024
1) McConnell did away with the Ukraine-border construct he and other Republicans had clung to for months.
2) Backing away from this is McConnell’s acknowledgement that Trump runs the party.
3) What now happens to aid for Kyiv.
4) McConnell has…
As of this morning, it appears the border deal for Ukraine aid package that the Senate had been negotiating is dead because the Revenge Tour has triumphed in Iowa and New Hampshire and Trump is signaling that he wants to run against Joe Biden on immigration.
Note: Hundreds of thousands of people on both sides of the war in Ukraine have died for nothing. If even McConnell is throwing in the towel, it is over.
BRO, YOU SAID AS LONG AS IT TAKES, PLEASE BRO