If the Senate border bill, which provides Ukraine with $60 billion in aid, is not passed, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) cautioned that U.S. troops will be deployed to eastern Europe “within a few years.”
“We’re at a turning point in America is build is crucial and history will look back on it and say did America fail itself?
“Why is it crucial? Well, if we don’t aid Ukraine, Putin will walk all over Ukraine, we will lose the war. And we could be fighting in eastern Europe in a NATO ally in a few years. Americans won’t like that.”
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President Joe Biden reiterated the same point two months ago, emphasizing that if additional aid is not approved, American troops would find themselves engaged in combat against Russia.
“If he keeps going and then he attacks a NATO Ally — well, we’ve committed as a NATO member that we’d defend every inch of NATO territory — then we’ll have something that we don’t seek and that we don’t have today: American troops fighting Russian troops,” Biden warned.
During a confidential briefing in December, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin reiterated this point to House lawmakers. Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) of the House Foreign Affairs Committee warned them that the failure to approve the aid would greatly increase the probability of deploying U.S. troops into combat.
Schumer emphasized that the Israeli-Hamas conflict would persist indefinitely if the bill, which includes a $14 billion aid package for Israel, is not approved. He further contended that the absence of humanitarian assistance to Palestinians in Gaza could result in the starvation of “hundreds of thousands.” Additionally, he acknowledged the chaotic state of the border, despite the bill allocating only $20 billion, which is approximately one-third of the funding designated for Ukraine.
“So this is crucial for America. It’s a turning point. History is going to look over our shoulders and say, ‘Did we rise to the occasion?’” Schumer continued.