George F. Will Criticizes House Republicans for Opposing Ukraine Aid

Conservative columnist George F. Will slams House Republicans who voted against $61B Ukraine aid, warning their opposition could embolden Russia and China, risking a new world war.

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George F. Will Criticizes House Republicans for Opposing Ukraine Aid

George F. Will Criticizes House Republicans for Opposing Ukraine Aid

George F. Will, a conservative columnist for The Washington Post, has strongly criticized dozens of House Republicans for voting against aid to Ukraine. In a recent column, Will argued that the 112 House Republicans who voted against the $61 billion aid package are enabling Vladimir Putin's attempt to erase a European nation for the sake of populist naughtiness.

Will called the Republicans who opposed the aid "ignoble" and accused them of voting "to endanger civilization." The opponents included far-right hard-liners such as Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), who went after House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) for his support of the bill, calling him a "traitor."

The columnist also questioned how many of the House Republicans who voted against Ukraine aid "know or care that more than half the $61 billion will fund restocking U.S. munitions inventories, as well as Ukraine's purchases of U.S. weapons?"

Why this matters: The vote on Ukraine aid has exposed deep divisions within the Republican Party over U.S. foreign policy and support for Ukraine in its war against Russia. The opposition from a significant number of House Republicans could have implications for future aid packages and U.S. strategy in the region.

President Biden ultimately signed a $95 billion emergency foreign aid package on Wednesday that included aid for Ukraine and Israel. During the signing, he took a swing at "MAGA Republicans" for the rocky path it has taken to send aid to Ukraine.

In his column, Will warned that Ukraine's defeat would be a "Suez moment" for the West, demonstrating waning power. He argued that the current Moscow-Beijing-Tehran axis is watching, similar to how the 1930s Axis was emboldened by events like Italy's invasion of Abyssinia. "Without the benefit of retrospection, we cannot be certain that World War III has not already begun," Will wrote.

Key Takeaways

  • Conservative columnist George F. Will criticized 112 House GOP for opposing Ukraine aid.
  • Will accused GOP opponents of "endangering civilization" and enabling Putin's aggression.
  • The Ukraine aid vote exposed deep divisions within the GOP on foreign policy.
  • Biden signed $95B emergency aid package, criticizing "MAGA Republicans" for opposition.
  • Will warned Ukraine's defeat could be a "Suez moment" for the West, emboldening adversaries.