Vance: Ukraine Funding Bill Has a ‘Kill Switch for the Next Trump Presidency’

Sen. J.D. Vance is ringing the alarm bell about what he said is a “kill switch for the next Trump presidency” contained in the pending Ukraine funding bill.

In a memo sent to his fellow Republican U.S. Senate colleagues, Vance writes that the current funding bill would make the very same Ukraine funding “accounts” at the center of the Democrats’ impeachment of Trump in 2019, the center of grounds for impeachment in a future Trump presidency.


“At the core” of the 2019 impeachment, wrote Vance, was “$391 million in security assistance: $250 million through the DOD’s Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative and $141 million through the State Dept’s Foreign Military Financing Program.”

The false argument put forward by democrats was as follows: As President Trump had allegedly paused these funds because he wished to see the corrupt nexus between the Biden family and Ukraine investigated, President Trump had abused his power, with the aim of interfering the U.S. Presidential Election.

The current funding bill “includes $1.6 billion for foreign military financing in Ukraine, and $13.7 billion for the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative,” wrote Vance in an op-ed in The American Conservative.


This, Vance wrote, provides the “kill switch” because “the legislation explicitly requires funding for Ukraine well into the next presidential term.”

Five years after impeaching Trump for refusing to spend money on Ukraine, they have drafted a new law that again requires Trump to spend money on Ukraine. If he negotiates an end to the war, as he has promised to do, they will undoubtedly argue that he has broken the law.

“We are nearly a year away from an election that could give Trump the presidency, and Ukraine-obsessive Republicans have already given the Democrats a predicate to impeach him,” Vance wrote. 

Slava Ukraini, America be damned.

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Photo: VANDALIA, OHIO - NOVEMBER 07: Former U.S. President Donald Trump and Republican candidate for U.S. Senate JD Vance greet supporters during the rally at the Dayton International Airport on November 7, 2022 in Vandalia, Ohio. Trump campaigned at the rally for Ohio Republican candidates including Republican candidate for U.S. Senate JD Vance, who is running in a tight race against Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH). (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)