Mike Johnson Backs Allowing Ukraine to Strike Russia with U.S. Weapons

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-Louisiana) on Wednesday appeared to support allowing Ukraine to use U.S.-provided weapons to attack Russia and Russian-controlled areas.

A reporter asked Johnson about the House Intelligence Committee’s letter asking the Biden administration to allow Ukraine to attack Russia with weapons provided by the United States.

The letter stipulates that this would allow Ukraine to attack not only Russian territory but also “Russian-controlled territory,” representing a significant escalation in America’s never-ending proxy war against Russia. .

Asked about the letter and whether Ukraine should be allowed to attack Russia with American-provided weapons, he said: Said“I think we need to allow Ukraine to wage the war in the way they see fit. They need to be able to fight back. And I think we’re going to try to micromanage the effort there.” But that’s not a good policy for us.”

This is not the first time Mr Johnson has taken an unashamedly pro-Ukrainian stance.

Johnson pushed for and passed the Rebuilding Economic Prosperity and Opportunity for the People of Ukraine Act (REPO Act), but Senator J.D. Vance (R-Ohio) said this could hinder a future Donald Trump presidency and push our ally towards a financial system that competes with Russia and China domination.

“The REPO bill currently being debated in the House would freeze current sanctions against Russia and require legislative changes in Congress. House Republicans must not pass a bill that would make Donald Trump unable to operate diplomatically. ” Vance wrote.

In a memo to Republicans, Vance said Said The REPO Act could create significant headwinds for the United States, including:

  • impede the U.S. debt market and impede the U.S. ability to meet its debt obligations
  • Tying the hands of future presidents, including former President Donald Trump
  • Empowering Russia and China at the expense of the US financial system
  • Most of the bill’s provisions are exempt from judicial review.

Vance wrote that anti-Trump people will be used to “control” the former president.

“I’ve heard multiple people who hate Donald Trump claim that the REPO Act will be used to control Trump in the next administration. So why did the Republican Speaker of the House bring it to Congress? Are you trying to push through?”

Sean Moran is a policy reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter @SeanMoran3.