Speaker Johnson: Ukraine Aid To Wait Until After Recess

House Speaker Mike Johnson said on Fox News’ “Sunday Night in America with Trey Gowdy” that a vote concerning funding for Ukraine will happen after the current recess.

Both the House and the Senate are currently on leave for two weeks as they return to work in their home districts and are expected to return on April 9.

The timing of the vote has left pro-Ukraine supporters wringing their hands as the NATO-funded war effort has stalled, supplies are dwindling and Russian troops are making advances every day. Without funding and supplies from Western nations, most predict the Kyiv regime will collapse.

However, funding for the Ukrainian war effort has become very divisive in Washington as politicians have essentially sent Ukraine a blank check to defend their borders while doing little to nothing to defend the southern U.S. border. As the nation is invaded by millions of illegal immigrants each year, the result has been a cross-country humanitarian crisis with crime, drugs and bloodshed sweeping the nation.

Unfortunately for those who support Ukraine, leveraging the situation in an attempt to provide funding for the southern border has been seen as the only card Republicans can play as they deal with a president who has shown zeal in supporting globalist goals and zero interest in protecting the sovereignty of the United States.

However, Johnson’s planned vote on Ukraine has led to a schism amongst Republicans between those in favor of funding and those unfavorable. Firebrand Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has threatened to have Johnson ousted from his leadership position if the vote for Ukrainian aid is brought up for a vote.

Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE) spoke on the left-wing “Meet the Press” on Sunday and said, “It is very likely that after this Ukraine bill, we may have a standoff with the speaker.”

However, Democrats have reportedly floated a proposal to save Johnson from a Republican rebellion if he delivers on passing funding to Ukraine and other nations, including Taiwan, Israel, Gaza and partners in the Indo-Pacific region.

With Johnson’s expressed commitment to bring the vote on funding Ukraine to the floor, his leadership stands in peril, appearing as though it can only be saved by the political maneuvering of Democrats. Although his ascension to house speaker was initially seen as a win for conservatives, he is now faced with an irony-filled scenario as the political difficulties of his position have put him in the cross-hairs of many in his own party.