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The Ugly Truth Behind Mike Johnson’s MAGA-fied Blockade on Ukraine Aid

Donald Trump is threatening to abandon our NATO allies. MAGA Republicans are standing in the way of Senate-passed funding for Ukraine. These two things are connected.

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On Tuesday, in a decisive 70 to 29 vote, the Senate passed a mammoth bill containing $60 billion for Ukraine’s self defense against Russian aggression, as well as $14 billion for Israel. Yet House Speaker Mike Johnson is vowing that the House won’t vote on the measure, in part because MAGA hard-liners are raging against it. We talked to Democratic Congressman Jason Crow of Colorado about what’s really driving the opposition, how Democrats can try to get around it with a “discharge petition,” and whether there’s a genuine pro-Putin faction  in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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