Americans for Limited Government Praises Senator JD Vance’s Demand that Ukraine and Israel Funding be Considered Separately

Oct. 26, 2023, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement praising U.S. Sen. J.D. Vance’s proposal to separate Israel and Ukraine war funding as standalone supplementals:

“Ukrainian funding is controversial and deserves a full and thorough review given the lack of accountability for the approximately $100 billion in previous funds allocated.  It is also important that Congress force the Biden administration to provide clear goals and objectives for the Ukraine War to assess the request.

“The supplemental funding of Israel on the other hand is a straight-forward response to the horrifying attack on civilians by Hamas, which is the government of Gaza.  What’s more, the Biden administration chose to move munitions intended for emergencies facing Israel to Ukraine earlier this year and those stockpiles must be replenished immediately given the existential threat facing our only democratic ally in the region.

“Senator Vance is right to differentiate between the need for real contemplation on Ukraine policy versus the immediate need facing Israel and Americans for Limited Government urges every U.S. Senator to join him in separating the two requests, so each can be considered and amended as the Senate sees fit.

“With the House Speaker decided it is important that the Israel spending be focused upon the immediate military needs and not be restricted to defensive weapons capability.  It is also important that money designated for so-called humanitarian aid in Gaza and for the terrorist Palestinian Authority be stripped out so long as the operating governments of those two areas fail to recognize the right of the nation of Israel to exist.

“It is stupid and dangerous to fund both the terrorists and those who they wage terror against.  Standing with Israel, by necessity, means defunding and sanctioning Hamas and the Palestinian Authority along with Iran and their terror proxies like the Houthis in Yemen.

“Thank goodness that there are Senators like J.D. Vance who are willing to put a clear-eyed review on the Biden funding request to ensure that American taxpayers’ monies are spent wisely in this time of peril.”

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