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A historic aid package was passed on Saturday. How did our representatives vote?

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Yesterday, April 20, the U.S. House of Representatives finally passed a series of relief bills that had been bottled up by the MAGA caucus for months. Speaker Mike Johnson assembled a coalition of Democrats and non-MAGA Republicans to get the votes and send the whole bunch to the Senate. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has called the senators back to Washington (they were on recess) and promised a vote on Tuesday. President Biden has said he will sign the bills as soon as they reach his desk.

One of the aid bills was to finally get more help to Ukraine in its fight against Russia. Intelligence officials had said that if the United States did not send this aid, Ukraine would surely fall by the end of the year.

So how did our six Kentucky representatives vote in this historic vote – which one House member compared to Chamberlain and Churchill? Let’s see.

Aid to Ukraine Aid to Israel Indo-Pacific aid Sanctions Russia/Iran
Komer No Yes No Yes
Guthrie Yes Yes Yes Yes
McGarvey Yes Yes Yes Yes
Massie No No No No
Rogers Yes Yes Yes Yes
Barr Yes Yes Yes Yes

So Comer voted AGAINST sending aid to Ukraine in its life and death struggle with Russia.

And he voted AGAINST allocating additional funding to our relations with our allies in the Pacific.

Massie, of course, voted against everything (typical Mr. No), which means he also voted AGAINST sending aid to Ukraine.

In other words, two of our six representatives voted to allow Ukraine to be overrun by Russia.

While Guthrie, McGarvey, Rogers and Barr chose the Churchill route, Comer and Massie decided to follow in Chamberlain’s appeasement footsteps.

Let’s hope their voters remember this this fall.

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Bruce Maples

Bruce Maples has been involved in politics and activism since 2004, when he became active in the Kerry Kentucky movement. (Read the rest of his bio on the Bruce Maples Bio page in the bottom navigation bar.)