Replace (2100ET): Throughout at present’s Twitter Areas, Elon Musk and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) mentioned their opposition to the continuing conflict in Ukraine.
“All of us have to grasp that Vladimir Putin won’t lose this conflict… Shedding to Vladimir Putin is existential to Vladimir Putin. Russia has 4 instances the inhabitants and a a lot bigger industrial base,” mentioned Johnson, including “Russia can produce 4.5 million artillery shells per 12 months. We’re not even as much as 1 million per 12 months. The common age of a Ukrainian soldier proper now could be 43 years outdated.”
“Should you’re anxious in regards to the individuals of Ukraine, it’s a must to perceive that in all probability 100,000 of their troopers have been killed,” Johnson continued, including “The one approach this conflict ends is in a settlement, and every single day that the conflict goes on, extra Ukrainians and extra Russian conscripts die, extra civilians die, and extra of Ukraine will get destroyed. Once more, sending $60 billion as added gas to the flames of a bloody stalemate is not sensible.”
Musk echoed Johnson’s sentiment, saying “As you mentioned, there is not any approach Putin goes to lose. If he backs off, he can be assassinated. And for individuals who need regime change in Russia, they need to take into consideration who’s the person who might take out Putin?”
He additionally defended his file – saying “My firms have in all probability achieved extra to undermine Russia than anybody. Area X has taken away two-thirds of the Russian launch enterprise. Starlink has overwhelmingly helped Ukraine.”
🚨BREAKING: Elon Musk and Senator Ron Johnson talk about their opposition to escalating the continuing bloody stalemate within the Warfare in Ukraine.
— KanekoaTheGreat (@KanekoaTheGreat) February 13, 2024
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On Monday, Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH) shared a memo despatched to his Republican colleagues in Congress which outlines an “impeachment time bomb” hidden within the textual content of the Senate’s Ukraine funding invoice in case Trump wins the November election.
In keeping with the memo;
President Trump has mentioned, in regard to the conflict in Ukraine, “We received to get that conflict settled and I will get it settled.” He has acknowledged that he would resolve the conflict in 24 hours.
The invoice consists of $1.6 billion for overseas army financing in Ukraine, and $13.7 billion for the Ukraine Safety Help Initiative. These funds expire on September 30, 2025 — practically a 12 months into the potential second time period of President Trump. These are the very same accounts President Trump was impeached for pausing in December 2019.
If President Trump have been to withdraw from or pause monetary help for the conflict in Ukraine as a way to convey the battle to a peaceable conclusion, “over the objections of profession consultants,” it will quantity to the identical faux violation of finances regulation from the primary impeachment, beneath markedly comparable details and circumstances.”
In keeping with Vance, Democrats “would seize on the chance to question him as soon as once more.”
I simply despatched the beneath memo to each one among my Republican colleagues in Congress.
Buried within the invoice’s textual content is an impeachment time bomb for the subsequent Trump presidency if he tries to cease funding the conflict in Ukraine.
We should vote towards this disastrous invoice. pic.twitter.com/uKqet9s0xd
— J.D. Vance (@JDVance1) February 12, 2024
“This is insane,” replied Elon Musk – who then organized for a ‘areas’ dialogue on X which is able to embody Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT), Vance, together with Vivek Ramaswamy and David Sacks, at 6PM E.T.
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What’s up with this spending invoice? https://t.co/nlaY8JQlTx
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 12, 2024