Chuck Schumer walked right into a trap of his own making.
Now Democrats are playing defense.
And Chuck Schumer suffered this brutal setback that no one ever expected.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and RINO Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell quickly agreed to team together to ram Joe Biden’s proposed $106 billion foreign aid slush fund through Congress.
The proposed package included another $61 billion out the door to fund the failed war in Ukraine.
Biden, Schumer and McConnell figured that conservatives opposed to more Ukraine spending would eat the $61 billion if it was wrapped up with money for Israel, the defense of Taiwan and for the southern border.
But Republicans threw a monkey wrench into these plans.
Republicans got 12 Democrats to vote for a bill that provided $14 billion in aid to Israel while offsetting the new spending by cutting funding for Joe Biden’s army of 87,000 new IRS agents.
Biden quickly issued a veto threat which Schumer applauded.
“I am glad that the president issued a veto threat over this stunningly unserious proposal,” Schumer stated. “The Senate will not be considering this deeply flawed proposal from the House GOP.”
Republicans relished this debate.
New House Speaker Mike Johnson said if Joe Biden really wanted this debate Johnson would be happy for Biden to explain to the American people why he thinks it’s more important to fund the IRS than defend Israel from Hamas terrorists.
“If Democrats in the Senate or the House or anyone else want to argue that hiring more IRS agents is more important than standing with Israel in this minute, I’m ready to have that debate,” Johnson declared.
Johnson told reporters that America was $33 trillion in debt and the days of Joe Biden getting a blank check to drown the nation in red ink needed to come to an end.
“But I did not attach that for political purposes. I attached it because, again, we’re trying to get back to the principle of fiscal responsibility here,” Johnson continued. “And that was the easiest and largest pile of money that’s sitting there for us to be able to pay for this immediate obligation.”
Conservatives in the Senate applauded Johnson for splitting the aid to Israel from the misadventure in Ukraine.
“Senate Republicans should stand together with the House and ensure we are debating and voting on these issues separately — not siding with Chuck Schumer and Joe Biden,” Missouri Republican Senator Eric Schmitt posted on X.
“Agree entirely with @Eric_Schmitt here. It is morally and politically unconscionable to collapse these separate issues into the same bloated spending bill,” Ohio Senator J.D. Vance replied.
Polls show the conservatives opposed to lighting more money on fire to secure the border in Ukraine are on solid turn.
The most recent survey found 62 percent of Republicans and 44 percent of independents think the United States is doing too much to help Ukraine.
Americans want to see our wide-open southern border secured.
The public is sick of watching RINOs like McConnell, Schumer and Biden move heaven and earth to shovel hundreds of billions of dollars out the door to Ukraine while ignoring the problems here at home.
Bifurcating the money for Israel from that for Ukraine is a good first step towards reversing Joe Biden’s disastrous and fiscally ruinous pursuit of the war in Ukraine.
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