UPDATED 10:20 AM PT – Tuesday, October 18, 2022
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has warned that House Republicans will not write “a blank check” to Ukraine if the party takes back control of the Lower Chamber.
On Tuesday, McCarthy (R-Ca.) made the statement in an interview. There, he cited issues that need attention in the United States.
“I think people are gonna be sitting in a recession, and they’re not going to write a blank check to Ukraine,” the Minority Leader said. “They just won’t do it.”
He emphasized that while Ukraine is important, taxpayers are hurting by the record-high inflation and the border crisis under the Biden Administration’s watch. Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February, reports have shown that the U.S. has spent more than $60 billion on economic and military aid.
Many Republicans in the House support Ukraine’s military aid but are unconvinced regarding non-military humanitarian assistance.