GOP Senator JD Vance (R-OH) has warned Republicans that Democrats have planted a trap in the Ukraine aid package that they are planning to use to impeach President Donald Trump in 2025 if he’s re-elected in November.
Sen. Vance sent a memo to his Republican colleagues to alert them of the scheme.
Vance highlighted that the Ukraine package assures the delivery of funding for Ukraine’s endless war effort through September 2025.
However, Trump has vowed to end the war in Ukraine within 24 hours of gaining office.
Ending the war would obviously also end funding.
In his memo, Vance notes:
“[The package] represents an attempt by the foreign policy blob/deep state to stop President Trump from pursuing his desired policy, and if he does so anyways, to provide grounds to impeach him and undermine his administration.
“All Republicans should oppose its passage.”
Vance also detailed the plot in an op-ed for the American Conservative.
“Back in 2019, Democrats articulated a novel theory of impeachment, based on Trump’s refusal to spend money from the USAI—Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative,” the senator wrote.
“Five years after impeaching Trump for refusing to spend money on Ukraine, they have drafted a new law that again requires Trump to spend money on Ukraine.
“If he negotiates an end to the war, as he has promised to do, they will undoubtedly argue that he has broken the law.
On Sunday, the Senate voted to push forward the aid package.
The package also includes funds for Israel and other U.S. allies.
So far, 18 so-called Republican lawmakers have signed on to the effort.
The package would provide another $60 billion in taxpayer money to perpetuate Ukraine’s endless war with Russia.
The cash will mostly be used to purchase U.S.-made defense equipment, including munitions and air defense systems.
Authorities say Ukraine desperately needs the equipment as Russia batters the country.
It also includes $8 billion for the government in Kyiv and other assistance.
The 67-27 test vote Sunday on the $95.3 billion foreign aid package came just after Trump moved to kill the assistance.
The 45th president is also escalating his calls to pull out of the NATO military alliance.
Trump noted over the weekend that most other countries in the alliance are not contributing their fair share to NATO’s budget.
American taxpayers fund NATO more than any other nation.
Even if it makes it out of the Senate, the bill faces an uncertain future in the House of Representatives, however.
House Republican lawmakers are more deeply aligned with Trump.
Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) and other real Republicans have warned that the bill will be “dead on arrival” in the House.