Group of Senators and House members express concern over US aid to Ukraine

A group of Senators and House members, led by Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Rep. Eli Crane (R-AZ), sent a letter to President Biden expressing concern about the United States’ response to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. The lawmakers emphasized the need for a clear diplomatic strategy to bring the war to a rapid conclusion. Additional signatories of the letter include Sen. JD Vance (R-OH), Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), and Reps. Eli Crane (R-AZ), Mary Miller (R-IL), Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Dan Bishop (R-NC), Barry Moore (R-AL), Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL), Lauren Boebert (R-CO), Tim Burchett (R-TN), Ralph Norman (R-SC), Matt Rosendale (R-MT), Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), Josh Brecheen (R-TX), Andy Ogles (R-TN) and Mike Collins (R-GA).

The letter says in part“Unrestrained U.S. aid for Ukraine must come to an end, and we will adamantly oppose all future aid packages unless they are linked to a clear diplomatic strategy designed to bring this war to a rapid conclusion.”

The letter also highlights the risks associated with continuing to supply Ukraine with weapons and military aid, noting that such actions could escalate the conflict and create a dangerous proxy war with Russia. The lawmakers underscore the need for the United States to focus on its own military readiness and economic security, rather than allocating substantial resources to a foreign conflict.

The group of lawmakers calls on the President to prioritize diplomatic efforts and advocate for  a negotiated peace between Ukraine and Russia. They argue that the United States’ interests and those of the Ukrainian people are best served by incentivizing negotiations and bringing the conflict to a resolution.

The full text of the letter can be found here.