Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) stated that Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) is gearing up to push through a rule for the foreign aid package with the help of Democrats, a move that conservatives have criticized as unprecedented by the “Uniparty.”

Johnson is persisting in his efforts to increase America’s debt in order to allocate more foreign aid to Ukraine. Nevertheless, members of the Rules Committee from the Republican party, including Massie, have revealed that the speaker intends to rely on Democrats to pass the rule allowing a vote on the four bills, which cover aid for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan, along with a TikTok bill.

Massie issued a caution after Senator J.D. Vance (R-OH) cautioned that a bill within the foreign aid package, the Rebuilding Economic Prosperity and Opportunity Act (REPO Act), could hinder a potential Trump administration’s capacity to resolve the conflict in Ukraine.

Vance wrote in a memo to House and Senate Republicans:

“Removing the president’s ability to end or alter a sanctions regime, especially in the context of such a significant conflict, would dramatically limit U.S. negotiating leverage, thereby undermining the prospect of reaching a peace deal in the Russia-Ukraine war.”

Marjorie Taylor Greene also followed up: