Like most Americans, I'm a big supporter of Ukrainians' fight against Russia's unprovoked invasion of their country.
The military and economic aid being supplied to Ukraine by the United States has done a lot to not only stop the Russian advance, but to help Ukraine gain back territory lost in the early days of the war.
However, Kevin McCarthy, who likely will be the Speaker of the House if Republicans take back that branch of Congress, has said that a GOP-led House probably will oppose more aid for Ukraine.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is signaling that if Republicans win the House majority in next month’s midterm elections, the GOP is likely to oppose more aid to Ukraine in its war with Russia.
Since the invasion in February the majority of congressional Republicans and Democrats have united in authorizing billions of dollars in U.S. military and humanitarian assistance to Kyiv as a geopolitical and moral stand against Vladimir Putin’s aggression.
McCarthy, who could be House speaker if Republicans triumph, indicated that that could end in a GOP-led House.
“I think people are gonna be sitting in a recession and they’re not going to write a blank check to Ukraine,” he recently told Punchbowl News. “They just won’t do it.”
McCarthy suggested that Americans want Congress to focus on issues closer to home.
So keep this in mind when you vote for your congressional representative. Andrea Salinas in the 6th Congressional District and Jamie McLeod-Skinner in the 5th Congressional District are Democrats who are much more likely to support aid to Ukraine than their Republican opponents.
Which, by the way, is a popular position according to recent polling: 71% said it is very important or better that Ukraine wins the war for the security of the United States; 53% said that the United States should either send more resources and weapons to Ukraine or stay with the current level of support.