On Wednesday, President Biden expressed concern that the chaos on Capitol Hill might prevent him from providing the promised military aid to Ukraine. He also announced that he would be delivering a speech on the topic shortly.
Biden has stated that his following address will be why the United States and its allies must uphold their pledge.
The White House has warned of repercussions if Congress fails to authorize further help for Ukraine after it was left out of the short-term government funding plan negotiated with Democrats last week by outgoing Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).
On Tuesday, a group of Republicans in the House joined Democrats to vote McCarthy out of office, throwing the chamber into disarray.
President Biden has teased that the topic of his speech will be the positive impact on U.S. security brought about by the coalitions he has formed with friends to help Ukraine.
Biden has stated that “the vast majority of the foreign policy community from both left and right” agree that this has been a worthwhile endeavor for the United States of America.
He said he was confident that the majority of Congress, Democrats and Republicans, shared his support for Ukraine, as did the vast majority of Americans. “Therefore, I don’t think we should let gamesmanship prevent us from stopping it,” he continued.
Biden has hinted that a statement may soon be made regarding additional support for the war-torn country as it fights the Russian assault.
There has been a lot of recent talk from the White House about the necessity for Congress to vote on extra aid for Ukraine, which Russia invaded in February of 2022. Since then, the United States has invested billions in military and financial assistance and coordinated aid with allied governments.
Including $24 billion in military, financial, and humanitarian aid to Ukraine, the White House submitted a supplemental funding request to Congress in August.