While President Joe Biden tried to make the best case he could, stating that it was in America’s best interest to fund further Israel’s war against Hamas and Ukraine’s battle against Russia, even the most hawkish members of the Republican Party aren’t buying it.
And that, according to experts, could mean major future political problems for Biden as he faces what looks like a tough presidential election in 2024 against what looks like Donald Trump.
Tom Cotton Has a Problem with Joe Biden
Cotton released a tough statement in which he outlined why, even despite Biden’s best efforts, the spending package was, in Cotton’s view, “dead on arrival.”
“President Biden’s slush fund proposal is dead on arrival, just like his budgets,” noted Cotton in a fiery statement.
“We will not spend, for example, $3.5 billion to address the ‘potential needs of Gazans,’ essentially functioning as a resupply line for Hamas terrorists.
“We will also not spend $11.8 billion to fund the Ukrainian government’s own non-war spending, such as funding retirement pensions for Ukrainian government employees. Nor will we spend $4.7 billion for housing, transportation, and ‘services’ for illegal aliens in the United States rather than deporting them.
“The Biden proposal is going nowhere, and Senate Republicans will take the lead on crafting a funding bill that protects Americans and their interests.”
GOP Operative: Biden Won’t Get This Funding Bill Passed
19FortyFive asked a Senior GOP pollster who has worked for several campaigns for the White House about Biden’s spending package. His assessment was blunt: “[T]he bill won’t pass, and it will blow up in Joe Biden’s face politcally.”
He continued, stating, “Joe Biden thinks that by somehow combining funding requests he can ram through a massive Ukraine package by tying it to the war in Israel. To me, that feels wrong and deprives the American people of the opportunity to debate Ukraine policy.
It looked to me like Joe Biden just wants to leverage one popular conflict Americans support to gain traction on another that Americans have clear questions on. That is a really bad move, in my view.”
The expert, who has also advised recent GOP 2024 Presidential candidates, had this warning for Joe Biden: “[T]he president truly needs to be careful, as he could end up funding neither of these wars and looks weaker than he already is. And that would be a significant setback for his 2024 campaign. Donald Trump will eat that up.”
Conrad J. Tinnerson is 19FortyFive’s new breaking news writer and Editor.
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