Zelensky to Washington: Don’t Blow Up My Money Pipeline
In the final weeks before a potential government shutdown over the federal budget, Ukrainian President Zelensky visited Capitol Hill to make his bid for even more US funding for the Ukraine war. During his visit, President Biden announced an additional $325 million weapons package to Ukraine, and set the stage for Congress to approve the additional $24 billion weapons package he proposed in August.
But unlike Democratic lawmakers, some Republicans have voiced opposition for unconditional funding for Ukraine. This could have major implications for the 2024 Presidential elections.
BreakThrough News Editor-in-Chief Ben Becker joins Eugene and Rania to talk through how endless Ukraine war funding will shape US politics and what this means for the anti-war movement.