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It’s Up to House Conservatives to Do the Right Thing and Choose America First over Ukraine-First

America First legislators like U.S. Sens. J.D. Vance (R-Ohio) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) are leading the charge to block a $95 billion spending bill that would provide aid to Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan, and Gaza — while doing nothing to secure the U.S. border.

In the House, Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) has signaled that he will not take up that bill, should it pass the U.S. Senate:

The Senate’s foreign aid bill is silent on the most pressing issue facing our country. In the absence of having received any single border policy change from the Senate, the House will have to continue to work its own will on these important matters.

These America First Conservatives are providing the moral, intellectual and backbone necessary for other, perhaps more skittish, Conservatives, to follow their lead.

But will they?

After all, Republicans, even with a majority in the House, failed to impeach feckless U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas last week.

This, however, is different.

As we reported last night, the bills before Congress now make the lines clear.

Ukraine-First or America First.

As Vance posted earlier today after the “America last caucus” passed the $61 billion “foreign aid” bill:

And as Lee said yesterday on the Senate Floor, “Say no to endless wars. Say no to broken borders. Say no to funding corruption and death half a world away.

Conservatives in the U.S. House, now it’s up to you.

 

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Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 06: Speaker of House Mike Johnson (R-LA) calls on reporters during a news conference following the weekly GOP caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center on February 06, 2024 in Washington, DC. Johnson said earlier this week that immigration legislation negotiated by a bipartisan group of senators is "worse than expected" and "dead on arrival" in the House. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)