Mitch McConnell Argues That Foreign Aid Bill Is ‘Only Game In Town, Put The Border Aside’ – Report

Uncover the truth about Mitch McConnell's stance on foreign aid. Learn why his comments have sparked outrage and questions about his priorities.
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Weeks ago, Donald Trump Jr. described Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) as a “pro-amnesty turtle.” Yesterday, during a private White House meeting discussing the Senate’s $95 billion foreign aid bill, McConnell proved him right.

Jake Sherman, a reporter for Punchbowl News, described the meeting as a “big four” of congressional leaders – McConnell, House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA), Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) – debating the foreign aid bill.

Sherman describes it as “the world vs. Mike Johnson” and comments by McConnell show that he is perfectly in line with his Democrat counterparts in putting Ukraine and Israel first while letting the security of Americans become an afterthought.

McConnell’s comments, as reported by Sherman, are infuriatingly anti-American.

“McConnell told Johnson that the Senate’s foreign aid bill is the only game in town, time is of the essence,” the reporter told his followers on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter.

“Johnson talked about the border, but McConnell told him to put the border aside and focus on the (supplemental spending bill),” he added.

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McConnell’s Priorities Are Clear

It’s hard to disagree with Sherman’s take that Johnson is up against three men in that “big four” scenario. McConnell’s comments are a clear indication that he has unabashedly sided with Schumer and Jeffries.

Suggesting a foreign aid bill is “the only game in town” and to “put the border aside” are comments nearly indiscernible from any far-left Democrat.

Actual conservatives on X were, to put it mildly, dismayed with McConnell’s dancing like a trained monkey for the Democrat party and Ukraine.

Fox News contributor Mollie Hemingway described his comments as evidence of a “horrific lack of leadership or concern for America.”

Former aide to President Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, argued that McConnell and the GOP want the border open as much as the Democrats do.

“That’s in your face. They don’t care,” Bannon said. “Not only do they not care, they want it opened. It’s working for the donor class.”

A furious Senator Rand Paul also lambasted McConnell: “Leadership of BOTH parties supports Ukraine first, America last!”

That is abundantly clear.

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Ukraine Is The Most Important Thing In The World To Him

It’s not as if McConnell hasn’t been telegraphing his priorities for some time now. Priorities that put America on the back burner while he tends to his baby in Ukraine.

Funding the war effort in Ukraine has been his top priority, period, end of story, for well over a year now.

He said as much in an interview with Fox News host Dana Perino in which he suggested he would focus his time on “explain(ing) to the American people that defeating the Russians in Ukraine is the single most important event going on in the world right now.”

Schumer told reporters that “McConnell was the lead speaker in saying we needed to do Ukraine” during the private meeting at the White House on Tuesday.

Politico reports that McConnell “views the fight for Ukraine aid as crucial to his 40-year Senate legacy.”

Imagine spending four decades in Congress and your entire legacy – in your own mind – hinges on what you did to help Ukraine, not what you’ve done to help the American people.

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