The US Senate passed legislation to send another $40 billion to Ukraine on Monday night.
Eleven Republican Senators broke with Mitch McConnell and voted “no” against the latest funding of Europe’s most corrupt regime.
On Saturday several US Republican Senators went to Kyiv to meet with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy for a photo-op. Mitch McConnell led the delegation.
Here are the 11 Republican senators who voted against the latest aid to Ukraine.
The Daily Mail reported:
The Senate voted on Monday evening to advance a bill to send $40 billion more aid for Ukraine in its war against Russia, setting up a final vote possibly on Wednesday.
The tally was 81 to 11 on the first of a potential three procedural votes paving the way for final Senate passage of the funding, requested by President Joe Biden’s administration to keep aid flowing and boost the government in Kyiv nearly three months after the start of the Russian invasion.
All 11 anti votes were Republicans showing how an isolationist Donald Trump-allied wing of the party has split off from the mainstream.
It comes after Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell led a delegation to the region in a show of support for Ukraine.
‘There’s always been isolationist voices in the Republican Party,’ he told reporters on a conference call over the weekend from Stockholm.
‘It won’t create a problem, we’ll get the job done.’
Trump set the stage for a split with a statement on Friday criticizing Congress for pushing an aid package when American parents were running short of baby formula.
‘The Democrats are sending another $40 billion to Ukraine, yet America’s parents are struggling to even feed their children,’ he said in an emailed statement.
Sen. Bill Hagerty announced his plan to vote against the bill on Sunday.
‘I certainly don’t have anything against the Ukrainians,’ he told Fox News
‘We want to see them win, but pumping more aid into that country when we’re not taking care of our own country — the best thing that Biden could do is stop the war that he’s waged on American industry.’