Sen. J.D. Vance, R-Ohio, warned fellow Republicans that a proposed Ukraine aid bill could be used to impeach former President Trump if he wins re-election in November.
Vance sent a memo to GOP lawmakers highlighting that the Ukraine package guarantees the delivery of funding through September 2025. However, Trump has pledged to end the war in Ukraine within 24 hours of taking office, which would also end the funding.
“[The package] It represents an attempt by the foreign policy bubble/deep state to prevent President Trump from pursuing his desired policy, and if he does so anyway, it provides grounds for impeaching him and undermining his administration. “All Republicans should oppose its passage,” the memo said.
“Back in 2019, Democrats crafted a new theory of impeachment, based on Trump’s refusal to spend money from the U.S. Artificial Intelligence Agency and the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative. Five years after Trump was impeached for refusing to spend money on Ukraine, they drafted a new law that would once again impeach Trump. “. “It would require Trump to spend money on Ukraine. If he negotiates an end to the war, as he has promised to do, they will undoubtedly argue that he violated the law,” Vance wrote in an op-ed for the American Conservative newspaper.
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The Senate voted on Sunday to move forward with the aid package, which also includes money for Israel and other US allies. So far, 18 GOP lawmakers have signed on to the effort.
The package will provide $60 billion to Ukraine, mostly to purchase US-made defense equipment, including munitions and air defense systems that authorities say it desperately needs. Russia attacks the country. It also includes $8 billion for the government in Kiev and other aid.
The 67-27 test vote Sunday on the $95.3 billion foreign aid package came after Trump moved to cancel the aid and escalate his attacks on the NATO military alliance.
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Trump suggested this weekend that he would allow Russia to roam countries that don’t contribute their fair share to NATO’s budget.
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Even if the bill leaves the Senate, it faces an uncertain future in the House of Representatives, where Republican lawmakers are more aligned with Trump.
Fox News’ Bradford Betz contributed to this report.