Time is running out in terms of Ukraine having enough cash to continue its war against Russia.
To that point, when Congress gets back from its Thanksgiving recess, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) plans on holding a vote for Biden’s request for military aid.
This now puts the rest of Congress on the clock to figure out what border security details they would like to add to the measure.
I don’t know what it is about politicians that they love to wait until there are only a few grains of sand left in the hourglass before putting things into motion.
In all honesty, Congress had no business going on holiday recess with everything that is sitting on the table right now.
Once again, a temporary spending measure was passed because nobody could get on the same page, so the new deadline will be here before you know it.
With Schumer announcing his intent to put the aid request on the floor, everyone is scrambling to add border security policies and possible restrictions they want to see added to the spending bills.
Schumer, of course, is citing border security as the obstacle holding up this spending. Translation… blame it all on Republicans because they are the ones who want the border secured.
In taking his shot at Republicans on this matter, Schumer stated, “This has injected a decades-old, hyper-partisan issue into overwhelmingly bipartisan priorities.”
Schumer later added, “Nothing would make autocrats like Putin or Xi happier right now than to see the United States waver in our support for the Ukrainian people and its military.
“This is not just about Ukrainian or Transatlantic security, it’s about American security as well because an unchecked Putin would be an emboldened Putin.”
This is about so much more, however, as the American people have made it pretty clear they are tired of writing blank checks without any accountability.
We know far too much of the aid sent to Ukraine has been misappropriated. Much as we had all suspected, a report from Politico in August confirmed this was happening still in Ukraine.
We simply cannot keep sending this aid without a game plan for covering the costs… something that does not involve firing up the printing presses, as seems to be the only plan that Democrats want to use.