The Biden Administration has failed to substantively address any of my conference’s legitimate concerns about the lack of a clear strategy in Ukraine, a path to resolving the conflict, or a plan for adequately ensuring accountability for aid provided by American taxpayers. Meanwhile, the Administration is continually ignoring the catastrophe at our own border.
House Republicans have resolved that any national security supplemental package must begin with our own border. We believe both issues can be agreed upon if Senate Democrats and the White House will negotiate reasonably.
“People got up and walked out because this is a waste of time. … They just said ‘This isn’t worth it, this is a joke, you’re not serious about this, I’m going.’ And I don’t blame them,” said Sen. Kevin Cramer, a Republican from North Dakota. “It was more dramatic because you’ve got an entire political party that appears … willing to flush support for Ukraine and Israel down the drain because they’d rather have a wide-open border than support for Ukraine and Israel.”
The entire world is watching: What will the United States do? Think — if we don’t support Ukraine, what’s the rest of the world going to do? What’s Japan going to do … What’s going to happen in terms of the G7? What’s going to happen in terms of our NATO allies?