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McCarthy Warns No More ‘Blank Check to Ukraine’ if GOP Captures House

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-CA, speaks during a GOP news conference on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, November 17, 2021 Graeme Jennings/Washington Examiner
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-CA, speaks during a GOP news conference on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, November 17, 2021 Graeme Jennings/Washington Examiner

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) warned that Congress will likely intensify scrutiny over military aid to war-torn Ukraine if Republicans recapture the House.

While iterating his longstanding support for Ukraine, McCarthy argued that many Republicans in the House have been rankled by the lack of focus on domestic matters, such as raging inflation, and will likely question the prudence of high-dollar donations to a country half a world away.

“I think people are gonna be sitting in a recession and they’re not going to write a blank check to Ukraine,” McCarthy told Punchbowl News. “They just won’t do it.”

Since Russia first invaded its neighbor last February, most Republicans have joined their Democratic colleagues in backing several aid packages, including a $40 billion measure passed in May and a $12 billion provision passed last month.

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