'He just loves spending our money': Internet shreds Biden's call to congressional leaders urging them to pass aid to allies

'He just loves spending our money': Internet shreds Biden's call to congressional leaders urging them to pass aid to allies
President Joe Biden called on congressional leaders to pass the foreign aid package as soon as possible (Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC: President Joe Biden convened a call with the top four congressional leaders urging them to approve the national security supplemental, The Hill reported.

In the phone call with House Speaker Mike Johnson, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries on Sunday, April 14, the president discussed "Iran's unprecedented attack against Israel," according to the White House statement.

"On the call, the President discussed the urgent need for the House of Representatives to pass the national security supplemental as soon as possible," the statement said.

Biden's call comes during a looming threat against Johnson's House leadership from GOP members amidst mounting pressure to bring the Senate-approved foreign aid bill for a vote.

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 20: Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-LA) speaks during a news conference following a closed-door caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center on March 20, 2024 in Washington, DC. Congressional leaders announced Tuesday they had reached a deal on a FY2024 spending package that includes budgets for about three-quarters of all federal discretionary spending, including Defense, Homeland Security, Labor-Health and Human Services, and other bills. Without a deal, the federal government would be facing a partial shutdown at midnight on Friday. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Speaker Mike Johnson is under pressure from President Joe Biden to pass the foreign aid bill (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Chuck Schumer pledges US support to Israel

The heightened tension between Israel and Iran following the latter launching 200 missiles and drones toward the Jewish state on April 13 to retaliate its attack at the Iranian consulate in Syria has opened a new front in the ongoing Israel-Hamas war.

Following Biden's call in light of the escalation, Senate majority leader Schumer, who recently turned critical of Israel's war on Gaza, doubled down on US support to the Jewish nation, calling on the House Speaker to pass the foreign aid package, which includes assistance to Israel and Ukraine.

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 20: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks to reporters before a
Chuck Schumer pledged US support to Israel following Iran's attack (Getty Images)

He confirmed the call with the president and top congressional leaders and wrote on X, "The US commitment to Israel's security is ironclad."

"We need to help Israel stay strong against Iran. To @SpeakerJohnson—The best way is for the House to pass the bipartisan, Senate-passed national security bill," Schumer added.



 

Though neither McConnell nor Jeffries has commented on the discussion with Biden, both emphasized their support for Israel following the Iranian strikes in separate statements. Both demanded that Congress do its part and pass the bipartisan national security bill immediately.

"The Commander-in-Chief and the Congress must discharge our fundamental duties without delay. The consequences of failure are clear, devastating, and avoidable," the Senate minority leader asserted.

Johnson, however, is still in a hot seat as House Republicans like Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a vocal opponent of more Ukraine aid, threatened to immediately oust him if he brings the bill for a vote in the lower chamber. In light of the new threats against Israel, Biden and many congress members have stressed their calls to pass the Senate-approved national security supplemental.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries condemned the Iranian strikes on Israel (Getty Images)
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries condemned the Iranian strikes on Israel (Getty Images)

Internet blasts Joe Biden

Netizens criticized Biden's call to pass the foreign aid package, accusing him of creating the ongoing chaos.

One user wrote, "Someone tell him that money doesn’t solve all of the problems he helped create. He just loves spending our money."



 

"Does Biden think that sis is going to bring peace to the world he has created chaos in," another user fumed. Meanwhile, a user claimed, "Whoever is in charge is in the room cause this weak failure is told what to do by more weak losers."



 



 

One response read, "Working harder for war than us." Another disappointed user said, "Yeah, more money solves everything."



 



 

"His specialty BLACKMAIL!!! We are done pouring money into Ukraine! It's a loss and a ceasefire should be negotiated!!!!!" an outraged individual argued.



 

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