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A leading Republican senator is blowing the whistle on the party’s Senate leader, Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), over the chamber’s latest foreign aid funding bill, which would send tens of billions more in U.S. tax dollars to Ukraine.
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said that McConnell and more than a dozen other Republican senators voted to pass a $95 billion “foreign aid” package that would send $60.1 billion to Ukraine at a time when, according to national polling, a growing majority of Americans have said they oppose sending more tax dollars to the war-torn country, especially while domestic problems including a chaotic southwestern border continue to fester.
“We had it all laid out. We had a proposal. We had a great deal of support in our conference, but what [Sen.] Mike Lee Tucker (R-Utah) pointed out is unbeknownst to us at the time, McConnell told [Sen. James] Lankford (R-Okla.) that that’s not even on the table,” the Wisconsin Republican continued. “He, on his own … using his own authority without telling the conference even though he knew that the conference supported tying border security or Ukraine funding to actually securing the border, McConnell just took that off the table,” he said.
In the wake of the failed ‘border security’ bill — which Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) had already declared “dead on arrival” in the House — a growing number of GOP senators are calling on ousting McConnell as the party’s Senate leader.
Sen. Ted Cruz, for instance, did not mince words late last week after the chamber failed to advance a “bipartisan” piece of legislation that was advertised as a border security bill but which actually sent billions more dollars to Ukraine, Israel, and other countries. The Texas Republican made it clear he believes it is time for McConnell to step down from the party’s leadership and quite possibly even leave the chamber altogether. “Mitch McConnell, in effect, gave the largest in-kind campaign contribution to the Democrats’ Senate campaign committee in history,” Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, told The Daily Caller.
“Every single Democrat candidate in the country running for Senate, running for House will use the identical talking points — they will all say: We wanted to secure the border. We tried to secure the border, but the Republicans wouldn’t let us,” Cruz said. “Now, that is a wild-eyed lie. It is completely false. This bill would have made the border crisis worse.”
“I think this is our opportunity to take him out, and we’re sort of working to figure out if that’s possible,” according to one Republican senator, granted anonymity by The Daily Caller.
https://conservativebrief.com/gop-exposes-81153/?utm_source=CB&utm_medium=229 A leading Republican senator is blowing the whistle on the party’s Senate leader, Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), over the chamber’s latest foreign aid funding bill, which would send tens of billions more in U.S. tax dollars to Ukraine. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said that McConnell and more than a dozen other Republican senators voted to pass a $95 billion “foreign aid” package that would send $60.1 billion to Ukraine at a time when, according to national polling, a growing majority of Americans have said they oppose sending more tax dollars to the war-torn country, especially while domestic problems including a chaotic southwestern border continue to fester. “We had it all laid out. We had a proposal. We had a great deal of support in our conference, but what [Sen.] Mike [Lee] (R-Utah) pointed out is unbeknownst to us at the time, McConnell told [Sen. James] Lankford (R-Okla.) that that’s not even on the table,” the Wisconsin Republican continued. “He, on his own … using his own authority without telling the conference even though he knew that the conference supported tying border security or Ukraine funding to actually securing the border, McConnell just took that off the table,” he said. In the wake of the failed ‘border security’ bill — which Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) had already declared “dead on arrival” in the House — a growing number of GOP senators are calling on ousting McConnell as the party’s Senate leader. Sen. Ted Cruz, for instance, did not mince words late last week after the chamber failed to advance a “bipartisan” piece of legislation that was advertised as a border security bill but which actually sent billions more dollars to Ukraine, Israel, and other countries. The Texas Republican made it clear he believes it is time for McConnell to step down from the party’s leadership and quite possibly even leave the chamber altogether. “Mitch McConnell, in effect, gave the largest in-kind campaign contribution to the Democrats’ Senate campaign committee in history,” Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, told The Daily Caller. “Every single Democrat candidate in the country running for Senate, running for House will use the identical talking points — they will all say: We wanted to secure the border. We tried to secure the border, but the Republicans wouldn’t let us,” Cruz said. “Now, that is a wild-eyed lie. It is completely false. This bill would have made the border crisis worse.” “I think this is our opportunity to take him out, and we’re sort of working to figure out if that’s possible,” according to one Republican senator, granted anonymity by The Daily Caller.
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