Republican Senator JD Vance (R-OH) has cautioned his fellow Republicans about a potential trap concealed within the Ukraine aid package by Democrats. According to Vance, if President Donald Trump is re-elected in November, Democrats plan to exploit this trap to initiate impeachment proceedings against him in 2025.
In order to raise awareness among his Republican colleagues, Sen. Vance circulated a memo outlining the scheme.
Vance emphasized that the Ukraine package guarantees the provision of financial assistance for Ukraine’s ongoing war efforts until September 2025. However, it is worth noting that Trump has made a commitment to terminate the war in Ukraine within 24 hours of assuming office.
It is evident that putting an end to the war would consequently result in the cessation of funding as well.
“[The package] represents an attempt by the foreign policy blob/deep state to stop President Trump from pursuing his desired policy, and if he does so anyways, to provide grounds to impeach him and undermine his administration.
“All Republicans should oppose its passage.”
Vance further elaborated on the storyline in an op-ed piece published by the American Conservative.
“Back in 2019, Democrats articulated a novel theory of impeachment, based on Trump’s refusal to spend money from the USAI—Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative,” the senator wrote.
“Five years after impeaching Trump for refusing to spend money on Ukraine, they have drafted a new law that again requires Trump to spend money on Ukraine.
“If he negotiates an end to the war, as he has promised to do, they will undoubtedly argue that he has broken the law.
I just sent the below memo to every one of my Republican colleagues in Congress.
Buried in the bill’s text is an impeachment time bomb for the next Trump presidency if he tries to stop funding the war in Ukraine.
We must vote against this disastrous bill. pic.twitter.com/uKqet9s0xd
— J.D. Vance (@JDVance1) February 12, 2024