Ever since Russia’s full-scale invasion more than a year ago, the anti-Ukraine right has been working to convince the American people and the Republican Party that it is not in the United States’ interest to support Ukraine. They are failing miserably.
The House recently held its first votes on aid to Ukraine since the GOP took over in January — and on vote after vote, the vast majority of Republicans repeatedly voted to beat back amendments proposed by the anti-Ukraine faction. Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz’s amendment prohibiting security assistance for Ukraine failed spectacularly by a vote of 358-70 — including 149 Republicans, nearly 7 in 10 members of the GOP caucus, who voted against it. Tennessee Rep. Andrew Ogles’s amendment to cut off lend-lease authority for Ukraine failed as well in a 360-71 vote — so nearly 7 in 10 Republicans in opposition. And Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s amendment to strip $300 million in aid to Ukraine failed by a massive 341-89 margin — with nearly 6 in 10 Republicans opposed.