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Ukrainian-born congresswoman opposes aid to Ukraine.

Rep. Victoria Spartz Bucks Trend, Votes Against Additional Support for Ukraine

 

This congresswoman was born and raised in Ukraine. She just voted against aid for her homeland

*SHERIDAN, Ind. — Representative Victoria Spartz, the sole Ukrainian-born member of Congress, has long been seen as a natural ally for her homeland in its conflict with Russia. However, when faced with a $61 billion aid package to bolster Ukraine’s war effort, Spartz voted against it.

 

Spartz’s decision reflects her stance on fiscal responsibility and the need for greater oversight of U.S. funds. She has voiced concerns about providing unchecked financial support to Ukraine and has instead emphasized the importance of prioritizing U.S. border security.

 

In a recent interview, Spartz expressed dismay at the notion that her heritage should dictate her stance on Ukrainian aid, stressing her primary responsibility as the protection of American citizens.

 

The aid package, which included assistance for other global hot spots such as Israel and Taiwan, was passed by the House on April 20, cleared the Senate on Tuesday, and was swiftly signed into law by President Joe Biden on Wednesday.

 

Spartz’s position has resonated with conservative House Republicans and voters in her deeply conservative central Indiana district. As she faces a tough reelection battle in the upcoming GOP primary on May 7, her stance on Ukrainian aid has become a focal point of debate.

 

The primary contenders in the 5th district have largely echoed Spartz’s emphasis on border security over foreign aid, reflecting the sentiments of their constituents in the conservative stronghold.

 

Former Indiana state representative and political commentator Mike Murphy highlighted the prevailing concern among Republican voters about border security, which has overshadowed discussions on foreign aid.

 

State Rep. Chuck Goodrich, one of Spartz’s primary challengers, has been particularly vocal in criticizing her initial support for Ukraine, framing it as prioritizing foreign interests over domestic security.

 

Despite facing formidable competition, Spartz maintains certain advantages, including her incumbency status. However, she lags behind her primary opponent, Chuck Goodrich, in campaign funds, with Goodrich having injected significant personal resources into his campaign.

 

The absence of an endorsement from former President Donald Trump has added a layer of uncertainty to the race, particularly given his mixed views on aid to Ukraine.

 

As the primary election draws near, Spartz continues to emphasize her journey from Ukraine to Congress and her commitment to protecting American values. While she acknowledges the bravery of those fighting for freedom in Ukraine, she has also criticized the Ukrainian government, citing concerns about corruption.

 

In her interactions with voters, Spartz has refrained from directly addressing the conflict in Ukraine, choosing instead to focus on broader themes of party allegiance and the dangers of socialist ideologies, drawing on her experiences growing up in the Soviet Union.

 

Despite the challenges she faces in her reelection bid, Spartz remains a prominent figure in Indiana politics, navigating the complexities of representing her constituents while staying true to her principles.

 

[Photo Caption: Representative Victoria Spartz speaks at an event hosted by the Hamilton County GOP in Sheridan, Indiana.]


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