In a clear rebuff to the Republican crazies in Congress and, maybe a clue on the next two years Congressional politics?
It appears that President Biden HAS support to continue sending aid in money, and weapons to the Ukraine….
Senior establishmewnt Republicans along with moderate/centristis will vote with Democrats against any efforts to stop helping the Ukraine against Russian aggression….
This phenomenon is sure to continue on other political actions in Congress….
If Congress approves the White House’s request or super-sizes it, the U.S. commitment to Kyiv since Russia’s invasion began in February could top $100 billion by the end of the year — a massive sum that would throw a sharp elbow at Donald Trump-aligned Republicans who want to reevaluate U.S. policy toward Ukraine. But as questions swirl over the staying power of the Western coalition, lawmakers’ message here in Halifax was clear: Now is not the time to scale back the flow of weapons, equipment and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine.
The top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, who co-led the congressional delegation to the conference, downplayed the impact of neo-isolationists within his party and noted that the Hill’s most powerful GOP lawmakers firmly support additional aid.
“There are some very loud voices over there,” Idaho Sen. Jim Risch said in an interview, referring to conservatives who oppose more assistance for Kyiv. “It doesn’t worry me as much as you wish it wasn’t there … If we were on the other side of this, they’d be pounding the table saying, ‘Send more money to Ukraine.’”
The unified display of support for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Halifax came as GOP leaders — especially in the House, where the party is about to take the majority — feel heightened pressure from their right flank to cut off additional funding for Ukraine. While support for the allied country’s defense against Moscow remains overwhelmingly bipartisan on Capitol Hill, recent polling data has highlighted some GOP voters shifting toward a more Trump-centric direction, voicing resistance to further aid….