On Wednesday, Senate Republicans blocked an emergency spending bill that would have sent billions of dollars in aid to Ukraine and Israel over the border crisis.
According to Town Hall, all Senate Republicans voted no on the procedural vote, which came out to 51-49, that would have advanced a $110.5 billion national security bill that also included a $50 billion for security assistance in Ukraine as well as $14 billion for Israel.
Additionally, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) joined the GOP in opposing the bill due to concerns about funding Israel’s “current inhumane military strategy” in Gaza. Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer also voted no so that he could bring up the bill again. Overall, at least 60 votes are needed for the bill to be considered.
“As we’ve said for weeks, legislation that doesn’t include policy changes to secure our borders will not pass the Senate. The situation unfolding at our southern border on President Biden’s watch is a crisis of historic proportions. It’s glaring. It’s acute. And it’s undermining America’s national security,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said earlier Wednesday.
“In today’s Democratic Party,…
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