President Joe Biden accused his predecessor Donald Trump of trying to “weaponize” the migration crisis, and asked congressmen to approve a $118 billion package to stop immigration and help Ukraine.
Last Sunday (4), a legislative package negotiated by Republican and Democratic senators with the Biden administration was released, which allows the flow of immigrants to be restricted at the border.
As a result, the tightening of immigration policy was a condition for the Republicans to approve more resources for Ukraine and aid for Israel, included in the package.
However, the hard-line conservatives, greatly influenced by Trump, the big favorite for the Republican presidential nomination, are contrary to the text.
“Why? For one simple reason: Donald Trump. Because Donald Trump thinks it’s bad for him politically. So although it helps his country, he’s not for it, he’d rather weaponize this problem rather than solve it “, Biden said during a speech at the White House.
“In the last 24 hours, he has done nothing, they told me, except go to House and Senate Republicans, threaten them and try to intimidate them. It appears they are giving in. Frankly, they should show some courage to the American people and do what they know is right,” he added.
Furthermore, another major concern for Biden is Ukraine, since there are no differences regarding Israel. “Time is running out” for Ukrainians, he warned.
“We can’t leave now. That’s Vladimir Putin’s bet,” Biden said. “Supporting this bill is standing up to Putin. Opposing is playing into his hands.”
In a challenge to the government, the House of Representatives will vote today on a 17.6 billion dollar (R$87 billion) package for Israel, leaving Ukraine out.
It is good to remember that to be approved, the project must be voted on by the Chamberand the Senate, and then promulgated by the president. Democrats, however, announced that they will vote against the text, and Biden said he will veto it.