Sen. Lindsey Graham Says $60B Ukraine Package Not Possible Without Trump

The US Senate on Tuesday passed the supplemental foreign aid package approved in the House over the weekend that includes the provision that could result in TikTok’s ban in the United States.

The Republican-controlled House approved three separate foreign aid bills last Saturday as well as a fourth measure requiring the Chinese-based ByteDance to divest from TikTok within a year to prevent the app from being banned in the US.

The Senate combined the four bills into one package totaling $95 billion, including $60.8 billion to Ukraine, $26.4 billion to Israel, and $8.1 billion to the Indo-Pacific region.

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham gave Donald Trump all the credit for ending the monthslong impasse in the House.

In an interview on “Fox News Sunday” the day after the House votes, Graham said the supplemental aid package “would not have passed” without Trump’s help.

The Senate approved the measure in a show of strong bipartisan support 79-18, with several Republican Senators who voted against the first supplemental package switching sides and voting in favor of the measure.

In a statement following the Senate vote, President Biden reiterated that he would sign the bill as soon as it reached him.

The president said that the legislation would help make the US more secure while supporting allies that are defending themselves against terrorists and tyrants.

The package also includes humanitarian aid for Palestinian civilians in Gaza as well as provisions that would allow the frozen assets of Russian oligarchs to be sold to help fund additional aid to Ukraine.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer lauded the senators for their bipartisan support for the package, saying that the vote would make Russian President Vladimir Putin “regret the day he questioned America’s resolve.”

Schumer revealed that he left a message for President Volodymyr Zelenskyy letting him know that the aid package has passed.