In exchange for the adoption of aid to kyiv, the Republicans are demanding a significant strengthening of American migration policy, particularly at the border between the United States and Mexico.
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New setback for supporters of aid to Ukraine. Donald Trump’s allies in the United States House of Representatives announced that they would refuse to examine a law that the American Senate could adopt on Tuesday, February 13, with a view to a new envelope for kyiv.
Monday evening, Mike Johnson, the leader of the Republicans in the lower house of Congress, and loyal to Donald Trump, assured that the text negotiated by the senators would not be examined as is in his hemicycle. “The Senate’s foreign aid bill remains silent on the most pressing problem facing our country”he castigated, referring to the migratory situation on the border between the United States and Mexico.
Arms passing for months in Congress
In exchange for the adoption of aid to kyiv, the Republicans are demanding a significant strengthening of migration policy. Mike Johnson, like many Republicans in Congress, is following directives from Donald Trump, who said on Saturday that the United States must “stop giving money without expecting to be reimbursed”.
Democrats and Republicans have been torn apart for months in the American Congress over the question of aid to Ukraine, an ally of the United States, at war with Russia for almost two years. The Democrats are, in the vast majority, in favor. The Republicans are divided between interventionist hawks, pro-Ukraine, and lieutenants of Donald Trump, who are much more isolationist.
In the midst of the presidential campaign, the equation has transformed into a long-distance standoff between President Joe Biden, who is urgently demanding these new funds, and Donald Trump, who claims that if he were re-elected in November, he would settle the war between Russia and Ukraine “in 24 hours”, without really explaining how.