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House erupts into pro-Ukrainian chants during foreign aid vote

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House Democrats chanted “Ukraine” and waved Ukrainian flags on the floor of the House of Representatives after a $60 billion aid package for the country was passed on Saturday.

Democrats began waving small Ukrainian flags and chanting after the 311-112 vote that passed HR 8035, Ukraine’s Supplemental Appropriations Act. The representative presiding over the House of Representatives called for order, noting that waving the flags was a “breach of decency.”

The chanting and cheering drew condemnation from Republicans posting on social media.

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“The only flag that should fly on the floor of the American House is the AMERICAN FLAG!” Republican Rep. Nancy Mace of South Carolina Posted about

“Ukrainian flags are flying in the chamber of the UNITED STATES House of Representatives as they vote to send more of your hard-earned money to a corrupt foreign regime,” said Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky. Posted. “And just like that they shout “UKRAINE! UKRAINE!”while we happily work to secure Ukraine’s borders, not ours.”

The United States has sent more than $100 billion in aid to Ukraine since Russia invaded on February 24, 2022. About $4.5 billion in aid for Ukraine was included in the continuing resolution that President Joe Biden signed in September 2023.

The Biden administration announced in January 2023 that it would send 31 M1 Abrams main battle tanks to Ukraine, after announcing that a battery of MIM-104 Patriot surface-to-air missiles would be delivered in December 2022.

The Biden administration announced plans to send to Ukraine in July 2023 primarily 155-millimeter M864 artillery shells known as Dual-Purpose Enhanced Conventional Munitions (DPICM), which disperse smaller explosive weapons over an area to attack personnel and vehicles .

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