(TheProudRepublic.com) – A rather poorly elaborated plan to put his hands on American taxpayers’ money seems to crash and burn for Zelensky as discussions surrounding additional American aid to Ukraine, in conjunction with a comprehensive border security package, appear to have reached an unexpected roadblock for the year 2023.
This surprising turn of events came to light during Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) recent gathering with fellow Senate Republicans at their customary weekly lunch on Tuesday.
This development unfolds against the backdrop of Ukrainian President Zelensky’s remarkable third visit to the hallowed halls of the U.S. Capitol within the span of just a year. During this time, he has continued to fervently seek support from American policymakers.
However, it’s important to note that the road to securing additional aid for Ukraine seems to have hit a pothole, with Republican opposition gaining momentum. This growing resistance can, in part, be attributed to concerns raised by American voters regarding the repeated appeals from President Zelensky for further financial assistance funded by U.S. taxpayers.
Worth mentioning is the fact that Congress has already authorized a substantial sum, well exceeding $100 billion, in aid to Ukraine. Despite this, the prospect of additional aid now faces an uncertain future.
Earlier on that very Tuesday, President Zelensky conducted one-on-one meetings with various congressional figures, including Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA). Following their discussion, Speaker Johnson reiterated his firm position that both the White House and the Senate must prioritize the pressing issue of border security before considering any expansion of aid to Ukraine. He emphasized that the Biden administration has yet to provide a clear and comprehensive strategy for further assisting Ukraine in its ongoing conflict with Russia. Johnson emphasized, “We need a clear articulation of the strategy.”