Insider: McCarthy refuses Zelenskyy’s invitation to visit Kyiv, reiterating that he’s against ‘blank checks’ for Ukraine
* McCarthy rejected an invitation from Zelenskyy to visit Kyiv.
* Zelenskyy invited McCarthy to show him how US aid is being put to use in the war against Russia.
* “I don’t have to go to Ukraine or Kyiv to see it,” McCarthy said.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy rejected Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s invitation for him to visit Kyiv amid growing concerns over GOP pushback to continued aid to Ukraine. McCarthy also reiterated that he does not support providing Ukraine with “blank checks.”
“Let’s be very clear about what I said: no blank checks, OK? So, from that perspective, I don’t have to go to Ukraine to understand where there’s a blank check or not,” McCarthy told CNN on Wednesday.
“I will continue to get my briefings and others, but I don’t have to go to Ukraine or Kyiv to see it. And my point has always been, I won’t provide a blank check for anything.”
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