Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has a message for Republicans: give me billions of dollars now, or else I will send Americans to die in war.
On Monday, Schumer went on MSNBC for an interview, where he claimed that Americans will die fighting alongside Ukraine in Russia if Republicans do not pass the highly-controversial $118 billion ‘border bill’ that also includes billions in foreign aid.
“We’re at a turning point in America. This bill is crucial and history will look back on it and say did America fail itself,” said Schumer, “If we don’t aid Ukraine, Putin will be walk all over Ukraine, we will lose the war and we could be fighting in eastern Europe and a NATO ally in a few years. Americans won’t like that.”
Watch the clip here:
.@SenSchumer threatens to send U.S. troops to fight Russia unless Republicans agree to his $100 billion world-aid bill:
"If we don’t aid Ukraine, Putin will be walk all over Ukraine, we will lose the war & we could be fighting in eastern Europe & a NATO ally in a few years.… pic.twitter.com/run7FcvwRN
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) February 5, 2024
Keep in mind that Ukraine is not a part of NATO, and American troops are not obliged to protect them.
The bipartisan border bill that Schumer wants passed so badly he is threatening to send U.S. troops to fight Russia over is currently stalled in Congress.
Of a whopping $118.28 billion total, $60 billion in funds is allocated to Ukrainian aid.
The bill is scheduled to be voted on by the Senate on Wednesday:
In the coming days, the Senate must act decisively on this emergency national security supplemental funding.
On Monday, I will take the first procedural step to getting this passed in the Senate with the first vote scheduled for Wednesday. pic.twitter.com/wUQuq7CnJU
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) February 4, 2024
The bill in question is the same one that numerous Republicans and President Trump himself have criticized.
In an epic response to Schumer's threat, Republican House Rep. Anna Paulina Luna clapped back:
In honor of Chuck Schumer, I’ll be introducing a bill that will require any politician who advocates for sending American troops to Ukraine to be required to fight on the front lines with them.
— Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (@RepLuna) February 5, 2024
Reuters has more details on the billion-dollar package: