Lindsey Graham makes surprise visit to Ukraine after voting against aid bill

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) made a surprise visit to Ukraine on Monday to reiterate his support for continued U.S. defense aid to the country after voting against the assistance bill stalled in Congress

Graham touched down in Kyiv on Monday morning for meetings with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and his Cabinet. He also stopped by the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv to meet with American officials on the ground. 

While there, Graham raised the idea of heeding former President Donald Trump’s suggestion to provide Ukraine the aid as a conditional loan. He also said no aid can pass without Congress addressing the migrant crisis at the U.S. southern border.

“During my meeting with President Zelensky, I informed him that given the crisis at the United States’s southern border and our overwhelming debt,
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