We are well into the holiday season, and many of us are preparing to receive friends and family into our homes. While this is usually an exciting time to catch up with loved ones, sometimes you have to deal with those relatives. You know, those relatives who bring nothing to dinner, get a little too cozy in your house, and spend the holidays begging all the relatives for money that they “will totally pay back, man!” (Spoiler: You won’t ever see that money again). Well, if you have been keeping up with Glenn, you will know that D.C. recently hosted one such guest: Volodymyr Zelensky has returned.
Zelensky arrived for talks in D.C. on Tuesday, December 12th, with intentions to garner favor for the $60 billionaid package Biden proposed for Ukraine as part of a larger emergency aid deal that includes the border and Israel.
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But as Glenn and Stu discussed on today’s radio program, we have much a more pressing use of American Taxpayer dollars: security on the southern border. And so far, the Republicans in Congress have managed to fend off the aid package on these grounds. But, how long can the Republicans hold out? Glenn is not optimistic. He doubts the Republicans' ability to negotiate meaningful border reform into the aid package before it gets pushed through. Stu countered by asking Glenn if he would accept a deal where Ukraine gets another large sum of money in exchange for comprehensive border security, but Glenn doubts that Congress would even build "three inches" of the border wall with their track record.
Zelensky also held a joint press conference with Biden, where Biden doubled down on his promises to bring Ukraine into NATO "when all allies agree and conditions are met." As Glenn also points out, this goes against the spoken-word treaties NATO made at the end of the Cold War — that Ukraine would never join NATO.
So what do you think? If you were offered Stu's deal — more money to Ukraine for REAL border security — would you take it? And should Ukraine be allowed to join NATO? Let us know in the poll below: