Thursday 5 October 2023

Jim Jordan On Moving Forward With An Aid Package To Ukraine If He’s Speaker: ‘I’m Against That’

 House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) said this week that if he becomes the next Speaker of the House, he is against sending another aid package to Ukraine.

The remarks from Jordan come after Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was ousted from the role of Speaker following a historic vote on Tuesday led by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), several other Republicans, and the entire House Democrat Caucus.

“Are you willing to move forward with an aid package to Ukraine if you’re speaker?” CNN’s Manu Raju asked.

“I’m against that,” Jordan responded. “At some point, we’re going to have to deal with this appropriations process in the right way. We’re going to try to do that in the next 41 days.”

“The most pressing issue on Americans’ mind is not Ukraine — it is the border situation, and is crime on streets,” he added.



In a Wednesday letter to House colleagues, Jordan celebrated the successes during McCarthy’s nine months as speaker and stressed his ability to “unite” the conference.

“Now is the time for our Republican conference to come together to keep our promises to Americans,” Jordan wrote. “We can focus on the changes that improve the country and unite us in offering real solutions. But no matter what we do, we must do it together as a conference.”

“I respectfully ask for your support for Speaker of the House of Representatives,” he concluded.

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