Johnson Open to Ukraine Aid but Wants to Separate It from Israel Support

October 27, 2023

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) has in the past vote against additional funding to Ukraine in its fight against Russia’s invasion. Now, as speaker, he is open to it but wants to approach it differently than the White House and Senate are planning.

Johnson told Sean Hannity Thursday on Fox News that he let the White House know the House plans to separate Ukraine and Israel support. He said the U.S. will not abandon Ukraine but that he wants to make sure tax dollars are used appropriately.

“We have to make sure that the White House is providing the people with some accountability for the dollars,” Johnson said. “We want to know what the objective there is. What is the endgame in Ukraine? The White House has not provided that.”

Some pro-Ukraine lawmakers seem optimistic Johnson will allow the House to vote on continued Ukraine aid.

“Mike Johnson [was] a member of the Armed Services Committee,” Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.), that committee’s top Democrat, told CQ. “He’s aware of these issues. We will make the pitch and see where we come out.”

The Johnson-Biden relationship may be starting out as a rocky one. Johnson also told Hannity that he is open to impeaching President Biden and thinks the President is in cognitive decline.

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October 27, 2023

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