A group of US lawmakers have introduced a bill to block military aid to Ukraine until the America’s own southern border is properly secured, the main sponsor of the legislation, Republican congressman Matt Rosendale, said on Tuesday. The legislation, dubbed ‘Secure America’s Borders First Act’, was co-sponsored by nine others.
If adopted, the bill would require the US government to complete the “border wall system” on its southern frontier, as well as achieve “operational control” of the border, before any military aid could be sent to Kiev.
“Before warmongers rush America into another foreign conflict over the borders of Ukraine, at the very least they should ensure our southern border is secure first,” Rosendale (R-Montana) said as he unveiled the bill.
The Republican lawmaker has also harshly criticized the Biden administration for its border polices, claiming that the country has endured “an invasion of over two million illegal aliens” since the president took office.