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A historic aid package was passed on Saturday. How did our reps vote?

Did they follow the example of Churchill in standing up to tyranny? Or, did they go the Chamberlain route?

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Yesterday, April 20, the U.S. House finally passed a series of aid bills that had been bottled up for months by the MAGA caucus. Speaker Mike Johnson pulled together a coalition of Democrats and non-MAGA Republicans to get the votes and send the entire set to the Senate. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has called the senators back to Washington (they were on recess), and has promised a vote on Tuesday. President Biden has said he will sign the bills as soon as they hit his desk.

One of the aid bills was for finally getting more aid to Ukraine in its fight against Russia. Intelligence officials had said that if the United States did not send this aid, Ukraine would certainly fall by the end of the year.

So in this historic vote — which one House member likened to Chamberlain and Churchill — how did our six reps from Kentucky vote? Let’s take a look.

Aid to UkraineAid to IsraelIndo-Pacific AidRussia/Iran Sanctions

So, Comer voted AGAINST sending aid to Ukraine in its life-and-death struggle with Russia.

And, he voted AGAINST appropriating extra funds to our relationships with our allies in the Pacific.

Massie, of course, voted against everything (typical Mr. No), which means he also voted AGAINST sending aid to Ukraine.

In other words, two of our six representatives voted to let Ukraine be overrun by Russia.

While Guthrie, McGarvey, Rogers, and Barr chose the Churchill route, Comer and Massie decided to follow in the appeasement footsteps of Chamberlain.

Let us hope their voters remember this in the fall.


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Bruce Maples

Bruce Maples has been involved in politics and activism since 2004, when he became active in the Kerry Kentucky movement. (Read the rest of his bio on the Bruce Maples Bio page in the bottom nav bar.)

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