Thursday, March 17, 2022

More than two dozen Senate Republicans demand Biden do more for Ukraine after voting against $13.6 billion for Ukraine


By Mariana Alfaro and Eugene Scott
 Today at 4:40 p.m. EDT|Updated today at 5:35 p.m. EDT , Mar. 17, 2022

More than two dozen Senate Republicans are demanding that President Biden do more to aid war-torn Ukraine and arm its forces against Russia’s brutal assault, after voting last week against $13.6 billion in military and humanitarian assistance for Ukraine.


Democrats quickly condemned what they saw as glaring hypocrisy among the Republicans who voted against the aid but were quick to criticize Biden as a commander in chief leading from behind in addressing Ukraine’s needs.


Potential 2024 presidential candidates such as Scott have been highly critical of Biden, who also announced Wednesday that the Pentagon was sending nearly $1 billion in military equipment to Ukraine, including 800 Stinger antiaircraft systems, 100 drones, 25,000 helmets and more than 20 million rounds of small-arms ammunition and grenade launcher and mortar rounds.


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