Republicans Support U.S. Supporting Ukraine
Republicans and Democrats agree: it is in America’s best interests to deliver Ukrainian aid.
Senator Ted Cruz warned that a Russian victory in Ukraine will directly hurt everyday Americans. If Russian President Putin is successful in seizing control of energy in Ukraine, Cruz is concerned energy prices in the U.S. will rise even further.
Ukrainian aid, Cruz states, will also replenish U.S. stockpiles which are being depleted and in dire need of assistance. President Biden agrees, saying aid will “allow us to send even more weapons and ammunition to Ukraine, replenish our own stockpile, and support U.S. troops stationed on NATO territory.”
Ted Cruz supports sending aid to Ukraine.
Senator Cruz also raises concerns that U.S. national security is directly threatened by the Russian invasion, and warns of long-term consequences of a Russian victory in Ukraine.
“If Putin wins in Ukraine, it will confirm for Xi [Jinping, President of China] that he can confidently invade Taiwan,” states Cruz.
The end of a free Taiwan, among much else, would have a catastrophic effect on supply chains and “the price of each and every produce Americans purchase.”
President Biden shares this concern, believing the U.S.’s responsibility to protect Taiwan is “even stronger” since Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. In response to Americans’ concerns over Ukraine, Congress and the President are sending aid to Ukrainians on the front lines.
President Biden, Senate-Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House-Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy have worked together to quickly move relief bills through Congress to deliver bipartisan aid and support to Ukraine in their fight against Russia.
When questioned by a Russian reporter about his support for Ukraine, Kevin McCarthy replied, “I vote for aid for Ukraine. I support aid for Ukraine. I do not support what your country has done to Ukraine."
“We will continue to support, because the rest of the world sees it just as it is," the House speaker added.
On June 9, 2023 the Pentagon announced that it will provide an additional $2.1 billion in aid for Ukraine, which will go towards air defense and ammunition capabilities.