Barack Obama’s surrogate president Joe Biden signed a bill on Monday using a WWII-era program to accelerate the process of sending weapons to Ukraine as America runs low on both Stinger and Javelin missiles.
Titled, the Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act of 2022, the bill allows the Biden administration to bypass Congress when it comes to passing spending measures.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky thanked Biden on Twitter, writing, “Grateful to @POTUS and people for supporting in the fight for our freedom and future. Today’s signing of the law on Lend-Lease is a historic step. I am convinced that we will win together again. And we will defend democracy in Ukraine. And in Europe. Like 77 years ago.”
Grateful to @POTUS and 🇺🇸 people for supporting 🇺🇦 in the fight for our freedom and future. Today's signing of the law on Lend-Lease is a historic step. I am convinced that we will win together again. And we will defend democracy in Ukraine. And in Europe. Like 77 years ago.— Володимир Зеленський (@ZelenskyyUa) May 9, 2022
Meanwhile, GOP Congressman Rep. Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin says the US is depleting its Javelin missile stockpiles to dangerous levels, telling Fox News, “We just burned through seven years of Javelins.”
Lockheed Martin Corporation President Jim Taiclet told “Face the Nation” on Sunday it could be “a couple of years” before his company achieves its goal of doubling its production of Javelins due to supply chain issues.
For how long is Lockheed Martin preparing to ramp up production of javelins and other weapons? Their president and CEO says they are planning for “the long run.” pic.twitter.com/lnNQ98q8Yx— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) May 8, 2022
The CEO of Raytheon Technologies Corporation also recently said the company would struggle to produce new Stinger missiles for the US after Biden sent more than 1,400 Stinger anti-aircraft missiles to Ukraine.
BREAKING: Raytheon Technologies says it cannot quickly make new Stinger missiles, which the US has been sending to Ukraine. CEO Greg Hayes says the company must redesign electronics in the missile and seeker. "That's going to take us a little bit of time."— Marcus Weisgerber (@MarcusReports) April 26, 2022
The announcement of the lend-lease bill comes as Democrats are hoping to boost Biden’s requested Ukraine spending bill from $33 billion to almost $40 billion.
Congressional Democrats are preparing a plan that would boost President Joe Biden’s requested $33 billion Ukraine aid package to nearly $40 billion, two people familiar with the plans said. A House vote is possible as soon as Tuesday.https://t.co/T9ebwqYIHu— The Associated Press (@AP) May 9, 2022
Despite constantly passing massive spending bills for Ukraine support or Covid relief, Joe Biden claimed on Monday that “fighting inflation” is his top priority.
NOW – Biden: "My top priority is fighting inflation."pic.twitter.com/91aqH3Doml— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) May 9, 2022
The stock market continues to slide, gas prices are climbing, food inflation is hitting every American, the supply chain is breaking down and businesses can’t find workers.
Buckle up, because things are only going to get worse from here.
Doug Mastriano Wins Pennsylvania Republican Gubernatorial Primary
Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano (R), endorsed by former President Donald Trump days ago, has won the state’s Republican gubernatorial primary and will face Democrat Josh Shapiro in the general election.
Mastriano, who billed himself as an anti-establishment outsider who would investigate Pennsylvania’s 2020 election results, took a large lead with election day voters and swept some counties with more than 50 percent of the vote.
Trump jumped in to back Mastriano last week while the candidate led multiple polls, some by double digits ahead of former Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA).
— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) May 18, 2022
Barletta had called on other Republican candidates Bill McSwain and Dave White to drop out of the race and endorse his candidacy to help consolidate support.
Mastriano faces Shapiro in the general election which takes place on November 8.
John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter here.
Chuck Edwards Unseats Madison Cawthorn in North Carolina’s 11 District
North Carolina State Sen. Chuck Edwards (R) unseated Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) in the state’s 11th congressional district primary.
Dave Wasserman, the House editor of the Cook Political Report, reported that Cawthorn lost his renomination to state Sen. Edwards.
I’ve seen enough: Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R) has lost renomination to state Sen. Chuck Edwards (R) in the #NC11 GOP primary.
— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) May 18, 2022
Cawthorn faced increasing attacks from the left and establishment media outlets over many issues, including:
That’s in part because of a striking pattern of unusual behavior: speeding without a valid driver’s license; taking a firearm through security at an airport; wearing lingerie in photos; appearing in a video in which a staffer pantomimes a grab for his groin; gyrating naked on top of another man in bed; accusing unnamed lawmakers of inhaling cocaine and inviting him to an orgy; promoting a cryptocurrency in ways that prompted critics to claim he engaged in insider trading; and calling Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy “a thug.”
“I’ve really never seen the swamp launch such a coordinated attack against any individual in politics except for Donald Trump,” Cawthorn said in reaction to the attacks against him.
Former Texas Gov. and Trump Energy Secretary Rick Perry endorsed Edwards during the 11th congressional district primary:
— Chuck Edwards (@ChuckEdwards4NC) May 14, 2022
Sean Moran is a congressional reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter @SeanMoran3.
John Fetterman Wins Pennsylvania Democrat Senate Primary
Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman is now the projected winner in the state’s Democrat primary for the U.S. Senate seat.
“John Fetterman wins Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania primary election,” the Associated Press declared on Tuesday.
— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) May 18, 2022
I’ve seen enough: Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D) defeats Rep. Conor Lamb (D) in the #PASEN Dem primary.
— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) May 18, 2022
PA — THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING ME AS YOUR DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE FOR U.S. SENATE IN PENNSYLVANIA!!!!!!!! 😭😭
I’m *so* deeply honored. pic.twitter.com/6sa7bC5Vrw
— John Fetterman (@JohnFetterman) May 18, 2022
Fetterman’s victory in the primary comes after he suffered a stroke and underwent treatment at Lancaster hospital well into election day.
“I hadn’t been feeling well, but was so focused on the campaign that I ignored the signs and just kept going. On Friday it finally caught up with me,” Fetterman said on Sunday. “I had a stroke that was caused by a clot from my heart being in an A-fib rhythm for too long.”
On Friday, I wasn’t feeling well, so I went to the hospital to get checked out.
I didn’t want to go – I didn’t think I had to – but @giselefetterman insisted, and as usual, she was right.
The good news is I’m feeling much better + I’m well on my way to a full recovery. pic.twitter.com/WQ5X6QgQen
— John Fetterman (@JohnFetterman) May 15, 2022
Doctors said that Fetterman did not suffer from any cognitive injuries as a result of the stroke. He credited his wife for having him visit the hospital early.
“Fortunately, Gisele spotted the symptoms and got me to the hospital within minutes,” Fetterman said. “The amazing doctors here were able to quickly and completely remove the clot, reversing the stroke, they got my heart under control as well. It’s a good reminder to listen to your body and be aware of the signs.”
John Fetterman has taken a radical position on abortion, referring to the unfettered practice as a “sacred” act.
“Let’s be clear: The right to an abortion is sacred. Democrats have to act quickly – get rid of the filibuster to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act + finally codify Roe into law. We cannot afford to wait,” he tweeted this month.
Let’s be clear: The right to an abortion is sacred.
Democrats have to act quickly – get rid of the filibuster to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act + finally codify Roe into law.
We cannot afford to wait.
— John Fetterman (@JohnFetterman) May 3, 2022
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