On Monday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, clearly out of touch with the American people, declared into the microphone: “I think we can all agree that the most important thing that’s going on in the world is right now. The war in Ukraine.”
McConnell continued, “I had the opportunity to call the president last week and ask the Ukraine package to act quickly on its own.”
McConnell’s comments were fitting as Congress voted to provide Ukraine with $40 billion in taxes — but Americans may have bigger concerns at home.
.@LeaderMcConnell“: “Last week I had the opportunity to call the president and ask Ukraine to pack itself more quickly…he called back in about 15 minutes and agreed…I think we’re getting the job done.” ” pic.twitter.com/0C8rc8IyJQ
— CSPAN (@cspan) May 10, 2022
How the Republican vote was a shock
A total of 149 Republicans voted in favor of a $40 billion aid package for Ukraine. Every Democrat also voted yes the bill. All 57 votes against the package were Republican votes.
Unsurprisingly, on Jan. 6, committee Token Republican representatives, Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), voted for the proposal.
Some familiar names that can generally be counted on to put the interests of the American people first are solid “no” votes, including Representative Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Lauren Burbert (R-CO), Marjorie Lee Taylor Green (R-GA) and Louie Gohmert (R-TX).
It’s good to hear elected Republicans complain that Democrats aren’t paying enough attention to the U.S. border as they are about to pass a massive $40 billion aid package to protect the Ukrainian border.
— Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) May 10, 2022
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Many walking Republican House members voted to reject another massive US tax bill to fight other foreign war.
but almost three times Many Republican House members like to portray themselves as tough on Joe Biden, Democrats and their loose spending habits.
But when faced with the decision to aid foreign countries instead of aid maybe keep those tax dollars at home In response to the growing number of domestic crises, “going with the flow” seems to have become a priority.
The next time you’re like Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Steve Scalise (R-LA) or Elise Stefanik (R-NY), find a TV camera to change Gotta be tough. Remember, regarding a Biden administration, they voted with every member of the panel to fund the Ukrainian border ahead of the southern US border.
149 Republicans voted in favor of a $40 billion foreign aid package for Ukraine.
vote for them.
— Melissa Hansen 🇺🇸 (@MerissaHansen17) May 11, 2022
Here’s what Americans really think is important
Mitch McConnell seems blissfully unaware that most Americans don’t think the most important thing going on in the world is the war in Ukraine.
Inflation, rising gasoline and food prices, and baby formula shortages are more important than in Ukraine.While not targeting McConnell, Marjorie Taylor-Green on Twitter Monday is what Americans care about.
We are sworn to serve the United States of America.
Not the United States of Ukraine.
American mothers can’t buy baby formula, deadly fentanyl from a Mexican cartel is killing a record number of Americans, and farmers are on the brink of bankruptcy.
Focus on home!
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) May 10, 2022
Border Patrol says they have lose all operational control About who enters the United States. Millions of illegal immigrants are expected to arrive at the border this summer, along with large quantities of drugs such as fentanyl, and an increase in human trafficking.
As of Monday, the national average for a gallon of gasoline was $4.37.Joe Biden accuses Vladimir Putin and speaking of republicans“They have no plans to lower energy prices today. No plans to give us a cleaner energy-independent future tomorrow.”
Americans with babies worry baby formula shortage. Six Midwestern states reported severe power outages, with out-of-stock rates rising to 40% in April. The Biden administration has not responded on when or if something will be done.
But Mitch McConnell rattled off: “Appropriators in the House and Senate are discussing how to put together a package. It needs to clear out irrelevant matters directly related to helping Ukraine win the war.”
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