.@SenSchumer threatens to send U.S. troops to fight Russia unless Republicans agree to his $100 billion world-aid bill:— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) February 5, 2024
"If we don’t aid Ukraine, Putin will be walk all over Ukraine, we will lose the war & we could be fighting in eastern Europe & a NATO ally in a few years.… pic.twitter.com/run7FcvwRN
INVASION: TikTok giving migrants step-by-step instructions on how to illegally enter the U.S.pic.twitter.com/PMLJocKBks— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) February 5, 2024
This is the heart of the bill… tons of work visas.— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) February 5, 2024
Now you know why the Wall Street Journal supported it. https://t.co/HJVpafbNKM
This abomination of a bill legalizes the invasion of 2 million illegals every year, pays for their lawyers, and gives Ukraine another $60 billion.— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) February 5, 2024
Your government hates you and wants to replace you, but until that happens, it’s going to steal every last dime from you it can. https://t.co/bWzhqARGpI
Nearly $1 billion for NGOs who help bring illegal aliens throughout the U.S.— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) February 5, 2024
What a win for Catholic Charities, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, and Church World Services, https://t.co/AuDGh8zfgA
Holy shlit.— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) February 5, 2024
This might be the most insane part.
This bill grants the far-left DC District Court exclusive authority over future immigration disputes. pic.twitter.com/nuhOG7mc8d
That’s that. https://t.co/8MDY9OCOmX— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) February 5, 2024
Senate bill “will not” get a vote in the house, says Scalise, who schedules votes. https://t.co/jvlNazJqZQ— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) February 5, 2024
The bottom line here is that it isn’t going to pass Congress.
House Republicans are going to kill Ukraine aid. Immigration is far too valuable of an issue for Trump and Republicans to give Joe Biden a “bipartisan win” and talking point in an election year. Also, if House Republicans were to pass this bill, they would cosign and own this albatross.
“The Senate appropriations committee released on Sunday the text of their sweeping$118.3billion emergency spending package, which combines foreign aid with restrictive policy changes for the U.S.-Mexico border.
Why it matters: The bill’s fate is highly uncertain, with the package held up for months as a bipartisan group of senators hashed out a border deal to appease Republicans. An initial vote is expected this week. … ”
“The Senate’s long-awaited national security deal landed with a thud Sunday evening as House Republicans vowed to block it from a vote and at least one Senate conservative demanded a change in leadership.
Why it matters: The deal took months of agonizing negotiations. Within the first few hours of the bill’s grand reveal — Republicans across the spectrum are driving the nail in the coffin. … ”
If Ukraine aid was going to pass Congress, it would have happened last year around Christmas. We are basically already in the general election now. This bill will be remembered like the Gang of Eight amnesty which never passed Congress, but which killed Marco Rubio’s presidential ambitions.
If Democrats had held a few seats in New York in the House in the 2022 midterms, this thing might have had a real chance to pass Congress. Ukraine would have gotten another $60 billion months ago. The DC District Court might be making immigration policy in a Trump second term.
Note: In retrospect, I am glad that I voted in the midterms. The single most compelling reason why I decided to vote for the first time in years was to create gridlock to kill Ukraine aid.