Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) issued a warning to President Trump regarding the foreign aid package being pushed by House Speaker Mike Johnson.

“If Trump supports this monstrous, unpaid for foreign aid debt buster, he will lose the very supporters who comprise his vanguard. Mark my words,” Paul said.

“Have you talked to Trump about this plan, this legislative plan, in terms of how you’re introducing these foreign aid bills and ultimately will he have your back?” CNN’s Jake Tapper asked Johnson.

“I think he will,” Johnson answered.


The foreign aid package pushed by Johnson, amounting to approximately $95 billion, allegedly includes:

$95.34 billion, roughly 60% of which goes directly into the DIB:

Ukraine – $48.43 billion
• $19.85 billion replenishment of stocks to DOD

• $14.8 billion for DOD ops in EUCOME AOR
• $13.8 billion in USAl for Ukraine to purchase US weapons
• $8 million for IG
($7.85 billion direct support to Ukraine government)

Israel – $14.1 billion
• $4 billion for missile defense (Iron Dome and David’s Sling)
• $1.2 billion for Iron Beam
• $4 billion replenishment of stocks to DOD
• $3.5 billion in FMS for Israel to purchase US weapons
• $800 million for ammunition plant improvements

Red Sea Operations – $2.4 billion
• use for operations, force protection, and the replacement of combat

INDOPACOM – $2.58 billion
• 1.9 billion replenishment of stocks to DOD
• 542 million to INODPACOM UPL
• 133 million to enhance cruise missile components

Submarine Industrial Base – $3.3 billion
• Investment in dry dock construction, etc, in support of SIB and AUKIS


CNN reports:

Speaker Mike Johnson announced Wednesday he is sticking with his plan to put a series of foreign aid bills on the floor, including funding for Ukraine, after facing significant pressure from hardliners.

“After significant Member feedback and discussion, the House Rules Committee will be posting soon today the text of three bills that will fund America’s national security interests and allies in Israel, the Indo-Pacific, and Ukraine, including a loan structure for aid, and enhanced strategy and accountability,” Johnson said in the note.

The three-part supplemental package looks strikingly similar to the Senate’s bill in several key ways including that the package includes a little more than $9 billion in humanitarian aid for Gaza and other conflict zones around the world, which had been a red line for Democrats.

The bills, taken together, also add up to about $95 billion in aid – the same amount the Senate bill included – with an adjustment that $10 billion in Ukraine economic assistance is in the form of a repayable loan. This specific assistance is the kind of direct payment that helps Ukraine’s government continue to function during a war.

Those loans are through approximately $7.9 billion in economic assistance to Ukraine and another $1.6 billion in assistance for Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia, requiring the president to strike an agreement with Kyiv to repay the funding. The administration could cancel the debt if they choose to, according to a source familiar.

Overall, the bill will send $61 billion to Ukraine and regional partners, $23 billion of which will go to replenishing US stockpiles. It will also include $26 billion to Israel and $8 billion to the Indo-Pacific, according to a release from the House Appropriations Committee.

Paul previously said he’s not sure if there’s a difference between Mike Johnson in charge of the House versus Democrats.

“Absolutely not. Americans shouldn’t be spied on by their own government. The 4th Amendment was put in by our Founding Fathers to protect us. FISA doesn’t obey the 4th Amendment,” Paul said.

“Speaker Johnson was incredibly wrong. He broke the tie. He voted with the Democrats. Here we have the leader of the Republicans in the House votes with the Democrats against a warrant requirement,” he continued.

“We also have Speaker Johnson voting for the spending package, once again with the majority of the Democrats. As I see it now, I’m not so sure there’s a difference between Mike Johnson being in charge and the Democrats being in charge,” he added.


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