US set to offer Ukraine $100 billion aid package following election of new Speaker
Political scientist Andrey Piontkovsky said in an interview that this decision has garnered support from leading Republican senators
He shared the information on Espreso.
"We all recall Biden's initial address, where he warned Iran by mentioning the deployment of an aircraft carrier and his readiness for military involvement. However, not everyone tuned in for the subsequent comments as Biden refrained from holding a press conference; he simply issued a statement. Within half an hour, national security advisors conducted a press conference. During this session, one of the earliest questions pertained to whether supporting Israel might weaken their commitment to Ukraine. The response was crystal clear: absolutely not – as the leader of the free world, we have a moral responsibility to protect Ukraine," the political analyst stated.
The analyst further explained that Sullivan echoed Stoltenberg's well-known argument: those who question why we are investing in Ukraine fail to grasp that if Putin wins in Ukraine, the cost we'll have to pay, in terms of both money and human lives, will be significantly higher. This is because Putin may then advance and target NATO countries, and that will mean US intervention.
“Simultaneously, it was announced that the administration had removed the $24 billion bill for Ukraine, which had been stalled due to procedural maneuvers by Trump supporters. Shortly after the election of a new speaker, expected in the coming days, a $100 billion aid package for Ukraine will be introduced. This proposal has already garnered support from leading Republican senators. Additionally, a separate bill for Israel, also totaling $100 billion, will be presented concurrently. Consequently, the most that Trump supporters could achieve are new procedural tactics,” Piontkovsky emphasized.
On September 30th, Kevin McCarthy, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, proposed excluding funding for Ukraine from the additional spending bill to prevent a government shutdown.
The government was about to shut down as McCarthy said he would vote just before midnight.
On October 1st, President Joe Biden signed a bill for temporary government funding until November 17th, which had been approved by the Senate and the House of Representatives. Prior to signing, Biden clarified that there was no new funding in the agreement for continued support to Ukraine.
On October 4, the House of Representatives removed Kevin McCarthy from the position of Speaker of the US House of Representatives.
On October 11, the Republicans selected Steve Scalise as a candidate for the Speaker position.
On October 13, Steve Scalise, who was the frontrunner for the Speaker position, unexpectedly withdrew his candidacy due to disagreements with fellow party members.