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

McConnell joined Bret Baier on Thursday’s特别报道,” to discuss America’s continued support of Ukraine.

“我认为要记住的重要一点是不采取行动的代价是什么,” 麦康奈尔说. “It would have been way more. Way more than $ 40 billion.

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

投票是 86-11 与 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 (盖蒂图片社)

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,” 麦康奈尔说. “Whether it will cost more or not remains to be seen,” 他加了.

McConnell led a surprise trip to Ukraine with the GOP Senate delegation last week, 和...见面 Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

参议院少数党领袖米奇·麦康奈尔, 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.

参议院少数党领袖米奇·麦康奈尔, 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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