Speaker Johnson will reportedly block multi-billion-dollar foreign aid package

2TCFTK1 Washington, United States. 12th Dec, 2023. House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., speaks reporters following a closed-door meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC on Tuesday, December 12, 2023. Photo by Julia Nikhinson/UPI Credit: UPI/Alamy Live News

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This week, U.S. Senators garnered criticism for an early-morning vote that passed a controversial foreign aid bill, much to the chagrin of America First proponents.

In response, Speaker of the House Mike Johnson, R-La., has reportedly told Punchbowl News that he will not put the Senate bill on the House Floor, per The Gateway Pundit.

Trump Senior Advisor Stephen Miller wrote on X of the Senate vote, “The Senate just voted to send Ukraine SIXTY BILLION DOLLARS. That’s 15 TIMES the annual budget for ICE deportations. FIFTEEN TIMES.”

Via The New York Times, the bill stands to dole out $60.1 billion to Kyiv, as well as another $14 billion for Israel and $10 billion in humanitarian assistance to Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. The outlet reported that the bill’s total cost would end up at $95 billion.

Notably, a long list of Republican senators voted to advance the eye-popping legislation. Via The Hill, a shocking 22 GOP senators voted “yea” on the bill, including Sens. John Kennedy (La.), Chuck Grassley (Iowa), Bill Cassidy (La.) Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), John Thune (S.D.), and Kevin Cramer (N.D.).

Sen. J.D. Vance, R-Ohio, railed against the bill on the Senate floor early Tuesday morning, describing it as “something out of every history book for how empires fail.” Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Miss., also scorched the legislation, eviscerating the Senate for taking the vote “In the early morning when nobody was watching” and labeling it as a “betrayal[.]”

He explained, “The Republican Party has a choice to make. It can be the party of the War Machine or the party of the American people. Not both[.]”

Even SpaceX, Tesla, and X CEO Elon Musk criticized the ceaseless flow of foreign aid money into Ukraine, explaining, “This spending does not help Ukraine…prolonging the war and sacrificing the flower of youth, having these boys die for nothing is wrong and needs to stop.”

Speaker of the House Mike Johnson has previously voiced opposition to the foreign aid bill, telling the press on Tuesday, “National security begins with border security. I’ve said that all along, that has been my comment since late October and that is my comment today.”

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