Vance: Senate plan forces Trump to continue funding Ukraine war

 February 12, 2024

This story was originally published by the WND News Center.

A senator from Ohio is warning voters that some Republicans in the Senate have gone along with Democrats to set up a plan to force President Donald Trump, if he is elected in the fall, to continue sending billions of American tax dollars to Ukraine.

Worse yet, explains Sen. J.D. Vance, the schemes could be interpreted to be used as impeachment fodder should Trump, as he has suggested, be able to resolve that conflict and see hostilities end.

However, the border section turned out to be unacceptable, so Republicans simply tossed the border security and moved ahead with funding Ukraine.

And they made that mandatory.

"It gets worse. Back in 2019, Democrats articulated a novel theory of impeachment, based on Trump’s refusal to spend money from the USAI—Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative. 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 warned.

An article at The Gateway Pundit addressed the same issue, and said, "President Trump was wrongfully impeached by the partisan Pelosi-led House of Representatives on December 18, 2019! At the core of the impeachment was a pause on funds appropriated to Ukraine: …$391 million in security assistance: $250 million through the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative and $141 million through the State Department’s Foreign Military Financing program.

"The false argument put forward by Democrats was/is 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 with the U.S. presidential election."

The Gateway Pundit continued, "Page 425 of the Committee Report on the first impeachment states: 'The President froze military assistance to Ukraine against U.S. national security interests and over the objections of career experts.' The impeachment inquiry report states, 'The President did so despite the longstanding bipartisan support of Congress, uniform support across federal departments and agencies for the provision to Ukraine of the military assistance, and his obligations under the Impoundment Control Act.'

"The Supplemental Impeachment Time Bomb: President Trump has said, in regard to the war in Ukraine, 'We got to get that war settled and I’ll get it settled.' He has stated that he would resolve the war in 24 hours.”

The report noted that senators want to allocate money to the same accounts now over which Democrats claimed the right to impeach Trump then.

"These funds expire on September 30, 2025, nearly a year into the possible second term of President Trump. … If President Trump were to withdraw from or pause financial support for the war in Ukraine in order to bring the conflict to a peaceful conclusion, 'over the objections of career experts,' it would amount to the same fake violation of budget law from the first impeachment, under markedly similar facts and circumstances."

The report said not only would Democrats jump at another impeachment scheme, "The Washington Post has reported that tying President Trump’s hands on foreign policy is very much top of mind for Biden administration officials, who are openly boasting about their plans."

Vance said the border security provisions fell apart because they would have "done little to secure the border in the future, would have been a massive political gift to the Democrats, and would constrain Trump’s border enforcement if he was ever elected president."

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