Rep. Mike Johnson can expect an embarrassingly brief tenure in the House speakers’ chair if he bows to Senate demands the lower chamber help send yet more subsidies for war in Ukraine.
On Tuesday, senators voted 70 to 29 in favor of a $95 billion spending package with more than $60 billion for Ukraine. The bill would also give $14 billion to Israel and $10 billion to “humanitarian” efforts abroad. The legislation brings U.S. taxpayers’ payout for the proxy war in Ukraine to more than $170 billion, according to The New York Times. The bill was the project of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who celebrated its passage with a Thursday statement.
“For three years, a policy of hesitation, short-sightedness, and self-deterrence led the