Rep. Crane: Additional Ukraine funding should be ‘totally off the table’

U.S. Rep. Eli Crane (R-Ariz.) said it’s “absurd” that the U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson is considering sending more money to Ukraine, and said funding should e replaced with an effort to hold peace talks.

It’s absurd that overnighting more tax dollars to Ukraine is even a consideration,” Crane posted on X. “It should be totally off the table and replaced with a push for peace talks.

U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) “revealed his intent to take action on Ukraine aid soon after lawmakers return to Washington next week,” reported Fox News.

As American Greatness reported Monday, U.S. Rep. Don Bacon (R-Neb.)  told Meet the Press this week that Johnson “might risk losing the speakership” over the push to provide more funding to Ukraine.

Bacon said Johnson is committed told a vote on “supplemental assistance” to Ukraine and that “It is very likely that after this Ukraine bill, we may have a standoff with the speaker.”

Johnson’s support for Ukraine funding comes after Ukraine cancelled elections that would previously have been scheduled this past Sunday under the Ukrainian Constitution.

It’s that Ukraine funding support that has led U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia) to file a motion to vacate the Speaker’s chair and Tucker Carlson to even ask if Johnson has “been blackmailed.”

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Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 22: U.S. Rep. Eli Crane (R-AZ) speaks alongside fellow Freedom Caucus members during a press conference on the government funding bill at the U.S. Capitol on March 22, 2024 in Washington, DC. The Freedom Caucus chastised House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) for working with Democrats and urged their Republican colleagues not to support the funding bill while calling for a government spending reduction, increased border security and scaling back of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)