US House of Representatives Speaker, Republican Mike Johnson, who was elected on Thursday, wants funding to support Ukraine and Israel to be dealt with separately. He said this in an interview with Fox News.
Thus, Johnson indicated that he would not support President Joe Biden’s proposed $106 billion aid package for both countries. Republicans have a majority in the House of Representatives, and if they unite, they could reject Biden’s proposal.
Biden wants Congress, meaning the Senate and House, to approve $106 billion in additional funding. Most of this money should go to Ukraine’s defense, while the rest is divided between Israel, the Indo-Pacific region, and border security at home.
Johnson is known to be an opponent of aid to Ukraine, and believes that aid to Israel should be funded through cuts elsewhere in the budget. Regarding support for Ukraine, he said: “We want to know what the intention is, and what the ultimate goal is in Ukraine.” The White House did not clarify this.”
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