Disgraceful Senate GOP Blocks Biden Ukraine Aid Nominees After Zelensky Pleads For Assist

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Hours after listening to President Zelensky tackle them, Senate Republicans blocked Biden’s nominees to guide the Ukraine help effort.

Senate Overseas Relations Committee Chair Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) tried to get unanimous consent on Biden’s nominees however was blocked.


In response to a press release offered to PoliticusUSA by Sen. Menendez’s workplace:

US Senator Bob Menendez (DN.J.), Chairman of the Senate Overseas Relations Committee, at this time took to the Senate Ground to make a collection of motions for the Senate to instantly affirm nominees to positions crucial to america’ efforts to help and help Ukraine within the face of Putin’s unlawful and unprovoked battle.

Republican Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) blocked Chairman Menendez’s efforts for the Senate to substantiate Jim O’Brien to be Coordinator for Sanctions; Julieta Valls Noyes to be Assistant Secretary of State for Inhabitants, Refugees, and Migration; and Eliot Kang to be Assistant Secretary of State for Worldwide Safety and Non-Proliferation. These positions have been walked slowly by Republicans regardless of the rising disaster in Europe. Senator Scott’s objection got here hours after Ukraine’s President Volodomyr Zelenskyy pleaded for extra help from america.

Sen. Scott refused to reply follow-up questions from Menendez about his obstruction of the nominees. Biden’s nominee for a place at america Company for Worldwide Improvement (USAID) was then blocked by Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS).

To summarize, Senate Republicans gave Zelensky a standing ovation within the morning however had been blocking Biden nominees to guide the Ukraine aid effort by the afternoon.

Republicans declare to help Ukraine however are working towards the identical previous un-American obstructionism as normal.

Senate Republicans responded to President Zelensky’s pleas for assist and movies of kids being killed by the Russian invaders by blocking nominees.

Republicans are placing Ukraine and America final, and so they do not need to win the Senate majority in November.

Mr Easley is the managing editor. He’s additionally a White Home Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Diploma in Political Science. His graduate work centered on public coverage, with a specialization in social reform actions.

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