EXCLUSIVE: ‘Must Come To An End’ — Republicans Call On Biden To Stop Sending ‘Unrestrained’ Aid To Ukraine

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Republican lawmakers in the House and the Senate sent a letter Thursday to President Joe Biden, calling on him and his administration to stop sending “unrestrained” U.S. aid to Ukraine.

The Daily Caller first obtained a copy of the letter, which was spearheaded by Utah Sen. Mike Lee and Arizona Rep. Eli Crane, before it was sent to Biden. In it, the lawmakers mention risks associated with continuing to supply Ukraine with weapons and military aid, noting that such actions could make the situation worse and lead to a proxy war with Russia.

“Unrestrained U.S. aid for Ukraine must come to an end, and we will adamantly oppose all future aid packages unless they are linked to a clear diplomatic strategy designed to bring this war to a rapid conclusion,” the lawmakers wrote in the letter.

The lawmakers go on to argue that the U.S. should be focused on its own military readiness and economic security, rather than allocating “substantial resources” to a foreign conflict.

The letter also states that Ukraine is pushing America’s two greatest adversaries, Russia and China, closer together.

“As the U.S. capacity to respond to threats is being degraded, your strategy in Ukraine is pushing our two greatest adversaries closer together. Russia and China’s burgeoning alliance has only become stronger in the past year. In early February 2022, Putin and Xi reminded the world of their ‘no limits’ partnership in their first face-to-face meeting in two years. Russia would invade Ukraine by the end of that month, with no condemnation from China,” the lawmakers continued.

On Wednesday, the White House announced its 36th package of military aid for Ukraine. This latest tranche brings the total U.S. military commitment to $35 billion since Russia invaded in Feb. 2022. The Biden administration has requested a similarly large amount to fund Ukraine’s government and provide humanitarian aid, CNBC reported.


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On Monday, House Republicans sent letters to the State Department and Department of Defense (DOD) calling on them to explain reports of U.S. special forces in Ukraine. In Nov. 2022, outlets reported the U.S. has sent troops to Ukraine to inspect and monitor the final destination of U.S.-provided weapons. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Rep. Rosendale, Freedom Caucus Members Call On Biden Admin To Explain Reports Of US Troops In Ukraine)

Earlier in April, National Security Council spokesman John Kirby told Fox News that a “small U.S. military presence” was present at the embassy in Kyiv to watch over military aid approved by Congress. (RELATED: The US Military Now Has Troops In Ukraine To Track Billions Of Donated Weapons)

The other lawmakers who signed the letter were Sen. JD Vance of Ohio, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Reps. Mary Miller of Illinois, Paul Gosar and Andy Biggs of Arizona, Matt Gaetz and Anna Paulina Luna of Florida, Dan Bishop of North Carolina, Barry Moore of Alabama, Lauren Boebert of Colorado, Tim Burchett and Andy Ogles of Tennessee, Ralph Norman of South Carolina, Matt Rosendale of Montana, Marjorie Taylor Greene and Mike Collins of Georgia and Josh Brecheen of Texas.

The White House did not immediately respond to the Caller’s inquiries about the letter.