Democrats’ losses in Congress may affect Ukraine – US senator — Analysis

The US Senate and House of Representatives will control the US House, so there will likely be less military aid to Ukraine if they win the election. 

In an interview with The Washington Post on Tuesday Murphy stated that there’s a “real risk” that the $12-billion additional commitment that President Joe Biden’s administration has recently requested could be the last time the US supplies funding to Ukraine.

Murphy noted that even though Senate Republicans support the package of aid, GOP members are still more dependent on Donald Trump, the former US president, for whom he has opposed billions of dollars of military aid to Kiev.

“His lieutenants in charge of disseminating the message online are kicking the crap out of Ukraine aid,”The Democrat stated. 

House Republicans are opposed to sending military assistance to Ukraine. They insist that money must be used to resolve domestic problems. Murphy however dismisses such concerns and says that Republicans simply sympathize to Russia.

“The MAGA wing of the party, which is the dominant wing, says and thinks a lot of nice things about Putin,”He stated.

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In conclusion, Senator said that Ukrainians were making progress. “serious progress”And warned that, if Republicans win control of the House and reduce funding for Kiev, it could be disastrous “potentially catastrophic impacts”Ukrainian morale, and how they relate to each other “ability to carry the fight.”

Murphy’s comments come ahead of the November 8 midterm elections, where all 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 seats in the US Senate will be contested. 

Democrats, who hold a five-seat majority in the House and a 50-50 split in the Senate are considered to be at a serious risk of losing control over Congress as poll numbers suggest many Americans are dissatisfied with the party’s –and specifically Joe Biden’s– handling of the Covid pandemic and of the ongoing inflation and fuel crises.

While Biden’s approval rating has seen a jump from 36% to 45% since July, the Republican party is nevertheless largely expected to wrestle back control of the House, and some predict it could even take over the Senate as well.

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