McCarthy accuses Biden of treason for veto threat on Tel Aviv military aid bill

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Published: 2024-02-06 10:37

Last Updated: 2024-04-16 06:03


McCarthy accuses Biden of treason for veto threat on Tel Aviv military aid bill
McCarthy accuses Biden of treason for veto threat on Tel Aviv military aid bill

Former Speaker of the US House of Representatives Kevin McCarthy described President Joe Biden's threat to use the veto power against a bill to provide military aid to Tel Aviv as "treason."

The White House stated early Tuesday that the administration of US President Joe Biden opposed a Republican bill in the House of Representatives aimed at providing aid to Tel Aviv.

- At a value of USD 14.1 billion, new American legislation to support Tel Aviv - 

Earlier, both the Democratic and Republican parties in the United States reached an agreement on legislation to support Ukraine and Tel Aviv, as reported by Reuters on Monday.

A senior official in the US administration stated that under the legislation, Tel Aviv would receive support to renew its air defense system.

The project also included USD 60.06 billion to support Ukraine in the Russo-Ukrainian war, USD 14.1 billion to support Tel Aviv's air defense system, USD 2.44 billion allocated to US Central Command, and USD 4.83 billion to support US partners in the Pacific, according to figures from Senator Patty Murray, Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, as reported by Reuters.

It is worth noting that the project includes a provision that prohibits its funds from being directed to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), and the Biden administration and other countries have frozen funding to the agency due to allegations of involvement of some of its employees in the events of October 7.

In the same agreement, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Mike Johnson, stated the failure of an agreement on a bill proposed by the US Senate that links border security enhancement with providing assistance to Ukraine, saying, "The agreement will reach a dead end for voting."