GOP Senate Leader Mitch McConnell Supports President Biden’s $100 Billion Package For Israel, Ukraine

Senator Mitch McConnell admitted he is "generally in the same place" when it comes to President Biden's worldview and funding needs for Ukraine, as he expressed support for bundling aid for that war with appropriations meant for Israel.
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Senator Mitch McConnell admitted that he is “generally in the same place” when it comes to President Joe Biden’s worldview and funding needs for Ukraine, as he expressed support for bundling continued aid for that war with appropriations meant for Israel.

McConnell’s comments came in an interview with CBS’s Margaret Brennan on “Face the Nation.”

The Senate Minority Leader praised Biden’s latest $106 billion aid request that primarily focuses on Ukraine while throwing some money at the Middle East conflict and a pittance for security at the southern border.

McConnell (R-KY) told Brennan that these areas of concern in foreign and national security are all “interconnected.”

“No Americans are getting killed in Ukraine. We’re rebuilding our industrial base. The Ukrainians are destroying the army of one of our biggest rivals,” he added. “I have a hard time finding anything wrong with that.”

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McConnell Supports Aid Package Offering 10 Times More Funding For Ukraine Than the Border

President Biden’s aid package request for Congress, released on Friday, seeks $61 billion for Ukraine, $14.3 billion for Israel, and $6.4 billion for “border operations.”

That’s nearly ten times as much money for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s border than our own, and McConnell doesn’t seem to understand that those numbers should be reversed at the very least.

McConnell agrees with Biden’s effort to link the aid for Ukraine with that for Israel, which just suffered a terrorist attack that killed 31 Americans, with another 10 or so being held hostage by Hamas terrorists.

“Well, not on the domestic side, but on this issue that we — we’re discussing today, we’re generally in the same place,” McConnell said.

Let’s get this straight – McConnell is okay with $61 billion where Americans aren’t being killed, and just $14 billion where they were slaughtered along with over 1,400 Israelis? Make it make sense.

Furthermore, Americans immediately affected by the border crisis get thrown a bone of merely $6 billion for their own protection. Sounds like you’re generally in the same place when it comes to “the domestic side” as well, there Chief.

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Elon Musk Called It

It’s ironing that it was just a few weeks ago that pro-war pundits were outraged when X CEO Elon Musk pointed out the obvious – that American politicians care more about securing Ukraine’s border than our own.

Musk’s estimate was that they cared about Ukraine “100 times more” than America’s own border crisis. He wasn’t that far off.

“Why do so many American politicians from both parties care 100 times more about the Ukraine border than the USA border?” he openly wondered.

Notice he didn’t break it into a left-right, Democrat-Republican thing. It’s a Uniparty thing. McConnell supports Biden. Kevin McCarthy supports Biden. Mitt Romney supports Biden. And they all support Ukraine over America.

McConnell, based on these latest comments, seemingly still agrees that the Ukraine-Russia war is the most important thing going on in the world at the moment.

Earlier this year McConnell said that he was “sorry public opinion is sliding,” but the war in Ukraine is “the single most important event going on in the world right now.”

It’s not. Israel is. China, probably even more so. As for America, it ranks well behind the border, inflation, gas prices, crime, and on and on and on. Not to mention the fact that the democracy we all hear about has morphed into a dictatorship before our very eyes.

But other than that, yeah, Ukraine is the pinnacle of all the problems facing this nation today.

Fortunately, Senator Tom Cotton has indicated the President’s proposed $106 billion aid package is “dead on arrival,” pointing out that it also includes funding for Gaza.

“President Biden’s slush fund proposal is dead on arrival, just like his budgets. We will not spend, for example, $3.5 billion to address the ‘potential needs of Gazans,’ essentially functioning as a resupply line for Hamas terrorists,” Cotton said in a statement.

“Nor will we spend $4.7 billion for housing, transportation, and ‘services’ for illegal aliens in the United States rather than deporting them,” he added.

Cotton (R-AR) expressed hope that Senate Republicans “will take the lead on crafting a funding bill that protects Americans and their interests.”

Not if your colleague at the top can help it.

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