On Thursday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky visited Washington, D.C. to meet with members of Congress and the White House to discuss additional funding for the war effort in his country and attempt to show his gratitude for the over $100 billion sent to the Eastern European country so far.
House Republicans, who have begun to stand up to additional funding for Ukraine, are not welcoming Zelensky with open arms after House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) denied a joint session of Congress address, as was done last year.
According to Punchbowl News, the Ukrainian president asked to deliver another joint address but instead, he will be meeting with McCarthy, House Minority Leader Jakeen Jefferies (D-NY), and other committee chairs and ranking members rather than getting the opportunity to speak to the entire House chamber.
In addition to McCarthy denying Zelensky's request, Senator J.D. Vance (R-OH) and Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX), along with 26 other Republican lawmakers, have taken a stand against additional funding for Ukraine.
"Yesterday at a classified briefing over Ukraine, it became clear that America is being asked to fund an indefinite conflict with unlimited resources," Vance wrote in a post on X/Twitter. "Enough is enough. To these and future requests, my colleagues and I say: NO."
This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.
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