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McCarthy Warns GOP May Cut Back Ukraine Aid If Party Wins House

  • Likely next House speaker sees appetite for aid waning
  • McCarthy reiterates plan to use debt ceiling to force cuts
Kevin McCarthy 

Kevin McCarthy 

Photographer: Eric Lee/Bloomberg

House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy said Republicans are prepared to pull back on US aid to Ukraine next year if they gain control of the House, reflecting a growing sentiment in the party for the country to be less involved overseas.

“I think people are gonna be sitting in a recession and they’re not going to write a blank check to Ukraine,” McCarthy said in an interview with Punchbowl News published Tuesday. “They just won’t do it.”