Biden has warned Congress against political games regarding aid to Ukraine and Israel.
US President Joe Biden called on Congress not to make the issue of military aid to Ukraine and Israel, which is important for US national security, a subject of political bargaining. According to the US President, this will lead everyone to a dead end.
“Requiring compensation to meet basic US national security needs, such as supporting Israel and protecting Ukraine from atrocities and Russian imperialism, would be a break with the normal bipartisan process and could have devastating consequences for our security and alliances for years to come,” says a statement from the White House.
According to The Hill, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker-elect Mike Johnson are headed for a battle over funding for Ukraine and the US government after Thanksgiving. McConnell believes that military aid to Ukraine and Israel were connected because these conflicts are part of a larger global threat. At the same time, Johnson wants to split aid to Kyiv and Jerusalem.