Chuck Schumer cares SO much about ‘Democracy’ that he was unwilling to allow ANY debate or amendments to the bill sending money to Ukraine and elsewhere.
Mitch cared so much about a Representative Republic that he fast-tracked it through the Senate with not a damned thing being done to secure our border.
Filibuster attempts gave way to a forced vote. The Senate passed a bill that — most likely — will be just as ignored by the House as the HR2 Border bill was ignored by the Senate.
If only McConnell had been passionate enough in 2018 to push through the Paul Ryan budget with this same tool, Trump’s wall would have been long since built and our border crisis would be nowhere NEAR so severe as it is now.
For reasons best left to our readers’ imagination, McConnell is FAR more committed to securing Ukraine’s border than our own… to the point that current funding is setting up a trap for anyone deciding in the future that throwing good money after bad in a country known as the most corrupt country in Europe is NOT in the national interest.
The ‘national interest’ question becomes very relevant at a moment in history where interest payment on our debt exceeds our annual military budget — with no signs yet that federal spending will ever be reigned in.
That’s a recipe for bankruptcy at the federal level. And what did the Senators do? They built a subtle impeachment trap into the language of the Ukraine funding… JD Vance threw the flag on this one.
I just sent the below memo to every one of my Republican colleagues in Congress.
Buried in the bill’s text is an impeachment time bomb for the next Trump presidency if he tries to stop funding the war in Ukraine.
We must vote against this disastrous bill. pic.twitter.com/uKqet9s0xd
— J.D. Vance (@JDVance1) February 12, 2024
Of course, Mitch’s GOP Senators did NOT vote as a block to stop this disastrous bill. They didn’t even allow amendments to it.
Chuck Schumer promised a “fair and open amendment process” for this Ukraine funding bill.
Watch Democrats BLOCK my requests that any amendments even be considered!
You’re getting played, America.
— Mike Lee (@SenMikeLee) February 12, 2024
Dissenting GOP Senators tried to filibuster, The Firm used tools to shut down the filibuster that they never bothered using when it could have advanced Republican causes.
This ‘help’ for Ukraine is coming at the expense of America’s OWN military readiness… supposing that sort of concern still matters to anyone.
“We need missiles. And America doesn’t make nearly enough of those, not for our own security, and certainly not enough to support both the Ukraine conflict and, God forbid, a conflict that might occur in East Asia. So let’s specify that a little bit more. We are right now depleting critical munitions, missiles, artillery shells and bullets faster than we can replenish them.
“And then we send them to Ukraine. I’m sorry. Why does that make an ounce of sense for our own national security? Shouldn’t we rebuild our own manufacturing capacity before we spend all of it on Ukraine? Shouldn’t we make more of our own weapons and gain some self-sufficiency in weapons manufacturing before we send all of those resources to Ukraine?
🚨Senator JD Vance issues a DIRE WARNING that the US can't produce enough weapons stock to support our own needs, let alone enough for Ukraine:
“We need missiles. And America doesn't make nearly enough of those, not for our own security, and certainly not enough to support both… pic.twitter.com/QJ5QgYpX3W
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) February 12, 2024
For all the best efforts of stalwarts like Rand Paul…
This foreign aid bill threatens the fiscal solvency of our country. I think it, along with so much of the rest of the spending, is dragging America down and threatening a day of destruction. The filibuster continues tonight! pic.twitter.com/UG9DqIVhYN
— Rand Paul (@RandPaul) February 12, 2024
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) February 13, 2024
And Mike Lee…
I left it all on the field.
I did everything I possibly could to stop it.
Only the House can stop it now. pic.twitter.com/j73RGu2X4Z
— Mike Lee (@BasedMikeLee) February 13, 2024
… the bill passed anyway.
Now it moves to the House, where it is expected to die on the vine…
My statement on Senate’s failure to address the most critical aspect of national security supplemental legislation: pic.twitter.com/ENjJ0WzKsK
— Speaker Mike Johnson (@SpeakerJohnson) February 13, 2024
… unless and until the promise to fix the border is finally taken seriously.
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