Blackburn to Newsmax: ‘Of Course’ Israel Aid Should Be Paid for

Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., told Newsmax Tuesday that aid for Israel should be paid for by pulling funds that have already been allocated for some other item in the budget.

“Of course, we should be paying for it with other funds, repositioning funds that are already in the budget process,” Blackburn said during an appearance on Newsmax’s “The Chris Salcedo Show.” “We have this debt that is piling on top of our children and grandchildren’s heads. It needs to be brought under control.”

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Tuesday that the upper chamber will begin consideration of an aid package for Israel and Ukraine as early as next week.

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