Rand Paul Warns Trump To Stop Supporting Speaker Johnson

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Senator Rand Paul has told Donald Trump that he will lose his voters if he continues to support House Speaker Mike Johnson.

Johnson, the self-proclaimed “wartime speaker,” announced on Wednesday that he is proceeding with his intention to introduce a series of foreign aid bills for discussion, including provisions for funding Ukraine.

In a stern warning Rand Paul said: “If Trump supports this monstrous, unpaid for foreign aid debt buster, he will lose the very supporters who comprise his vanguard. Mark my words”

The Gateway Pundit reports: The $95 billion package provides an additional “$60.84 billion to address the conflict in Ukraine and assist our regional partners as they counter Russia, $23.2 billion of which will be used for replenishment of U.S. weapons, stocks, and facilities.” It also provides aid to both Israel and, reportedly, Palestine.

“I will sign this into law immediately to send a message to the world,” said Joe Biden in a statement urging Democrats in the House and the Democrat-controlled Senate to pass the un-American legislation.

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY), who recently announced that we will cosponsor a motion to vacate the chair and remove Mike Johnson as House Speaker, said on X, “Biden backs Johnson’s plan because Johnson’s plan is Biden’s plan.”

Increased turmoil among House Republicans due to Speaker Mike Johnson’s swift approval of another aid bill for Ukraine.

“Chuck Schumer bragged on the Senate floor about Speaker Johnson giving Democrats everything they want in the foreign war bill and for Ukraine. Joe Biden just announced he supports the House bill Johnson is forcing forward. Johnson is not our Speaker, he is theirs. The question is how much longer will our conference tolerate this?” Rep. MTG wrote.

“There is no other way to describe it, it is surrender, it is disappointing. I won’t support it,” Rep. Matt Gaetz said.

WATCH:

It’s been reported, yet to be confirmed, that details of Speaker Johnson’s foreign aid strategy have been leaked. The alleged specifics are as follows:

$95.34 billion, roughly 60% of which goes directly into the DIB:

Ukraine – $48.43 billion

  • $19.85 billion replenishment of stocks to DOD
  • $14.8 billion for DOD ops in EUCOME AOR
  • $13.8 billion in USAl for Ukraine to purchase US weapons
  • $8 million for IG
  • ($7.85 billion direct support to Ukraine government)

Israel – $14.1 billion

  • $4 billion for missile defense (Iron Dome and David’s Sling)
  • $1.2 billion for Iron Beam
  • $4 billion replenishment of stocks to DOD
  • $3.5 billion in FMS for Israel to purchase US weapons
  • $800 million for ammunition plant improvements

Red Sea Operations – $2.4 billion

  • use for operations, force protection, and the replacement of combat
    expenditures

INDOPACOM – $2.58 billion

  • 1.9 billion replenishment of stocks to DOD
  • 542 million to INODPACOM UPL
  • 133 million to enhance cruise missile components

Submarine Industrial Base – $3.3 billion

  • Investment in dry dock construction, etc, in support of SIB and AUKIS

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