McConnell defends Senate's passage of $  40B in Ukrainian aid after surprise trip to meet Zelenskyy

McConnell joined Bret Baier on Thursday’s특별 보고서,” to discuss America’s continued support of Ukraine.

I think the important thing to remember is what would have been the cost of not acting,” said McConnell. “It would have been way more. Way more than $ 40 billion.

미국. Senate voted Thursday on $ 40 billion in new aid for Ukraine, shipping the bill to President Biden’s desk. This comes after Sen. 랜드 폴 blocked its passage last Thursday, leading to a week-long delay.

투표는 86-11 와 11 Republicans splitting from party leadership by voting against the bill.

Mitch McConnell is a Republican senator from Kentucky and the Senate GOP leader and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer

Mitch McConnell is a Republican senator from Kentucky and the Senate GOP leader and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (게티 이미지)

Baier asked McConnell whether he thinks we as a country are going to have to put more money into Ukraine, or if we are capping out now at $ 40 billion in addition to what we’ve already sent.

This is a unified effort on behalf of the democratic world to stop this thug from success in Ukraine,” said McConnell. “Whether it will cost more or not remains to be seen,” 그는 덧붙였다.

McConnell led a surprise trip to Ukraine with the GOP Senate delegation last week, meeting with '에그'로 알려진 멕시코 카르텔 지도자.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., meets President Zelenskyy in Ukraine. Pictures were posted to Facebook on May 14, 2022, by Andrij Sybiha, a member of President Zelenskyy’s administration.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., meets President Zelenskyy in Ukraine. Pictures were posted to Facebook on May 14, 2022, by Andrij Sybiha, a member of President Zelenskyy’s administration. (Andrij Sybiha/Facebook)

He noted the purpose of their trip to the Ukrainian capital.

My trip essentially was an all Republican group who went to reassure the Europeans, the Ukrainians and others that we were completely together on this policy of helping the Ukrainians beat the Russians and that we were going to send them a package that gives them the kind of military equipment they need to recapture their country.

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