The Senate voted down a spending package that would continue to provide military aid to Ukraine. Republicans tanked the bill but they had allies in Democrats Bernie Sanders and Chuck Schumer.
Republicans have insisted that they will not approve aid to Ukraine without funds to increase security at the southern border. The Biden administration ramped up its fear tactics with warnings that not providing aid to Ukraine would draw U.S. troops into the conflict because it would allow Russia to continue to take more land and eventually invade Europe.
Once again: This is false and clear fear mongering. Putin did not single handedly decide to take over Ukraine. Russian Parliament voted on the Special Military Operation in March of 2022 at the request of from the leaders of the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR) for assistance in repelling Ukrainian aggression since 2014. Neither Russia nor Putin have ever expressed interest in gaining territory beyond that region.
Bernie Sanders’ no vote was because he does not believe that the U.S. should give the Netanyahu government money “with no strings attached.”
So why do Democrats oppose the money for the southern border? They don’t really say why but the President conceded that he will do “significantly more” on border security if that is what it takes to pass the military aid bill.