Rep. Don Bacon: ‘Ukraine will likely fall’ if US doesn’t pass foreign aid bill

Rep. Don Bacon (R-Neb.) said Saturday that “Ukraine will likely fall” if the U.S. is unable to approve more aid to the embattled country amid its war with Russia.

“Now, if we don’t get this aid passed, Ukraine will likely fall,” Bacon told NewsNation’s “Morning in America.” “The Russians are — they got huge munitions factories. They’re being armed by North Korea, Iran and China. It stands to reason that Ukraine needs help against all of this support that Russia’s getting.”

The Nebraska Republican warned that Russia could expand its quest if Ukraine were to collapse in the fight. He added that he believes the Kremlin is already threatening other nations, such as Moldova, Latvia and Estonia.

“If Ukraine falls, you will likely see Moldova immediately collapse, and become part of Russia again,” he said naming the other nations, and accusing Russia of calling them “fake states.”

He added, “I just think we gotta stop the bully now, ‘cause it’s gonna get worse if we don’t stand up to it.”

The comments come a day after the House advanced a foreign aid spending package that would provide funding for Ukraine, Israel and other U.S. allies. The lower chamber voted Friday in favor of the rule to allow debate on the bills, which also include humanitarian aid and a potential TikTok ban, in a 316-94 vote.

The House is expected to vote on the package Saturday afternoon, despite hard-line conservatives’ opposition to providing Ukraine with more funding. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) has already put forth a motion to vacate against Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) over the bill, which was advanced in coordination with Democrats.

While a timeline for bringing a vote for the potential ouster has not been named, Greene has garnered the support of at least three other Republicans.

Retired Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman stressed the importance of the U.S. passing new aid for Ukraine Friday, adding that it would give the Eastern European country a “big boost of morale.”

“I think the U.S. coming through with aid is going to be critical,” Vindman said in an interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Friday. “That is gonna be a big boost of morale, and also depress Russia’s morale.”

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