Opposing Ukraine aid Bill is playing into Putin’s hands: Biden

Despite themselves insisting on the immigration crackdown as a condition for renewing US aid to pro-Western Ukraine, Republicans have now responded to Trump’s pressure by making clear they will not help Democrats pass the huge bill.

This will sink Ukraine’s chances of getting desperately needed weaponry and ammunition as it enters the third year of resisting a full-scale Russian invasion.

It also means that the toughly negotiated measures to harden the US-Mexican border and keep out undocumented migrants will be abandoned, despite getting initial approval from senior Republican and Democratic senators.


“Most of our members feel that we’re not going to be able to make a law here,” top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell acknowledged to journalists on Tuesday.

Biden said Trump, who is running for a return to the White House largely on his anti-immigrant platform and claims that the southern border is suffering an “invasion”, was using the crisis to boost his electoral chances.

“Donald Trump thinks it’s bad for him politically. Therefore … even though it helps his country, he’s not for it,” Biden said. “He’d rather weaponise this issue than actually solve it.”

“For the last 24 hours he has done nothing, I’m told, but reach out to Republicans in the House and the Senate and threaten them and try to intimidate them,” Biden said. “It looks like they’re caving.”

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