Sen. JD Vance, R-Ohio, warned his Republican colleagues that nan projected Ukrainian assistance measure could beryllium utilized to impeach erstwhile President Trump if he wins re-election successful November.
Vance sent a memo to GOP lawmakers highlighting that the Ukraine package assures nan transportation of backing done September 2025. Trump, however, has vowed to extremity nan warfare successful Ukraine wrong 24 hours of gaining office, which would besides extremity funding.
"[The package] represents an effort by nan overseas argumentation blob/deep authorities to extremity President Trump from pursuing his desired policy, and if he does truthful anyways, to supply grounds to impeach him and undermine his administration. All Republicans should reason its passage," nan memo read.
"Back successful 2019, Democrats articulated a caller mentation of impeachment, based connected Trump’s refusal to walk money from nan USAI—Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative. Five years aft impeaching Trump for refusing to walk money connected Ukraine, they person drafted a caller rule that again requires Trump to walk money connected Ukraine. If he negotiates an extremity to nan war, arsenic he has promised to do, they will undoubtedly reason that he has surgery nan law," Vance wrote successful an op-ed for nan American Conservative.
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On Sunday, the Senate voted to push guardant nan assistance package, which besides includes costs for Israel and different U.S. allies. So far, 18 GOP lawmakers person signed connected to nan effort.
The package would supply $60 cardinal for Ukraine, mostly to acquisition U.S.-made defense equipment, including munitions and aerial defense systems that authorities opportunity it desperately needs arsenic Russia batters nan country. It besides includes $8 cardinal for nan authorities successful Kyiv and different assistance.
The 67-27 trial ballot Sunday connected nan $95.3 cardinal overseas assistance package came conscionable aft Trump moved to termination nan assistance and has escalated his attacks connected nan NATO subject alliance.
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Trump suggested this play that he would fto Russia tally amok successful countries that are not contributing their adjacent stock to NATO's budget.
Even if it makes it retired of nan Senate, nan measure faces an uncertain early successful nan House of Representatives, wherever Republican lawmakers are much profoundly aligned pinch Trump.
Fox News' Bradford Betz contributed to this report.