Senator Tom Cotton stated that President Joe Biden’s request for $105 billion in foreign aid is unlikely to pass the Senate in its current form.
Biden’s proposed aid package includes $60 billion for Ukraine and $3.5 billion for Gaza, with $14 billion allocated for Israel.
Cotton criticized the proposal, calling it a “slush fund” and expressing opposition to funding for Gaza and non-war spending in Ukraine. (Trending: Biden Official Caught Working For Terrorists)
“President Biden’s slush fund proposal is dead on arrival, just like his budgets,” Cotton explained.
“We will not spend, for example, $3.5 billion to address the ‘potential needs of Gazans,’ essentially functioning as a resupply line for Hamas terrorists,” Cotton said in a statement.
“We will also not spend $11.8 billion to fund the Ukrainian government’s own non-war spending, such as funding retirement pensions for Ukrainian government employees,” the senator added.
“Nor will we spend $4.7 billion for housing, transportation, and ‘services’ for illegal aliens in the United States rather than deporting them.”
“This legislation is too important to wait for the House to settle their chaos,” he said.
“Senate Democrats will move expeditiously on this request, and we hope that our Republican colleagues across the aisle will join us to pass this much-needed funding.”
McConnell expressed support for the aid package but emphasized the need for a supplemental legislation that addresses national security needs. (Trending: Joe Biden Does the Unthinkable For Hamas)
Other Republican senators, including John Cornyn and Bill Hagerty, raised concerns about the border crisis and the administration’s resettlement operation.
Cotton vowed to block Biden’s proposal and work on crafting a funding bill that prioritizes American interests.
“The Biden proposal is going nowhere, and Senate Republicans will take the lead on crafting a funding bill that protects Americans and their interests,” he said.