Democratic Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado has specified that he would be willing to force a government shutdown to get more aid for Ukraine.
Bennet referred to the prospect of a government shutdown over aid to Ukraine, declaring: “If that’s what’s required…we have to do what’s required.”
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While the U.S. has already spent billions to help Ukraine as the war-torn Eastern European country battles a Russian invasion, many lawmakers on both sides of the political spectrum want the U.S. to provide even more aid.
“As the Ukrainian people continue to give their lives, the United States has the essential and unique role of leading the free world in the defense of Ukraine. The future of democracy is at stake,” Bennet said in an interview opinion last week after voting for a continuing resolution to fund the government and temporarily avert a shutdown. Bennet had slowed the measure’s progress, but he ultimately voted for it.
“Tonight I objected to moving forward with the continuation resolution because it did not provide additional money to Ukraine. Senate leadership needed to reaffirm our bipartisan commitment to maintaining funding for Ukraine. Senate leadership released such a statement, and as a result, “I voted to keep the government open,” he noted in the statement.
But while there is bipartisan support for continuing to pump US aid into Ukraine, some lawmakers are not on board.
“Our tax dollars should go toward securing our border, NOT Ukraine’s. Not a penny more,” said Republican Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona tweeted.
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