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Speaker Johnson points out the big problem with Biden's demand to send more taxpayer money to Ukraine

Speaker Johnson points out the big problem with Biden's demand to send more taxpayer money to Ukraine

House Speaker Mike Johnson said Tuesday the Biden administration is still refusing to outline a clear strategic plan for American funding of Ukraine's war against Russia.

President Joe Biden has asked Congress to pass a supplemental spending bill that would cost taxpayers $106 billion. The bill includes some funding for Israel and the border, but the lion's share — more than $61 billion — would be sent to Ukraine.

Republicans, in response, have made simple requests of the White House.

First, they have asked for more resources to address the border crisis, which is, after all, a domestic issue that directly impacts Americans. Second, they have asked the Biden administration to provide a clear strategic plan that outlines how Ukraine will defeat Russia and explain why taxpayers should fund that campaign.

But, according to Johnson, Biden still refuses to provide lawmakers with such a plan.

"I have asked the White House since the day that I was handed the gavel as speaker for clarity. We need clear articulation of the strategy to allow Ukraine to win. Thus far, their responses have been insufficient. They have not provided us the clarity and the detail that we requested over and over," Johnson told reporters after meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Tuesday.

"What the Biden administration seems to be asking for is billions of additional dollars with no appropriate oversight, no clear strategy to win, and none of the answers that I think the American people are owed," he said.

Zelenskyy is campaigning on Capitol Hill to make his case for more Ukraine funding. He met with Johnson, the Senate, and Biden on Tuesday.

His coercive message is simple: congressional inaction helps Russian President Vladimir Putin win.

But Congress is unlikely to pass anything before its holiday recess. The major issue surrounding negotiations — including how much money should be sent to Ukraine compared to how much is spent on more pressing domestic issues — remains unresolved.

The fact that Biden has not outlined a clear vision or strategy for U.S. involvement, moreover, does not help American support for Ukraine's war, which is waning.

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Chris Enloe

Chris Enloe

Staff Writer

Chris Enloe is a staff writer for Blaze News
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