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U.S. Sends Tanks To Ukraine
President Joe Biden announced today that the United States is sending 31 Abrams tanks to Ukraine. The U.S. will also provide the necessary training and supplies needed to operate and run these tanks. In his remarks announcing the move, Biden emphasized that the 31 tanks are the equivalent of one Ukrainian tank battalion.
McCarthy Smacks Down Schiff
Republican Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) fired back at reporters questioning why he removed Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff from the House Intel committee, arguing that Schiff had previously used the position for partisan gain. McCarthy also removed Congressman Eric Swalwell of California from the Committee.