Freedom Caucus defends moves that sent Ukraine funding to Senate without border aid

House Freedom Caucus members are punching back at their Republican colleagues after being accused over the weekend of costing the GOP key policy wins on border security.

Certain Republicans blamed hard-liners’ tactics for allowing Ukraine aid to be approved in a bipartisan way in the House over the weekend without border concessions attached.

The House did have a separate border security bill, but it failed to make it out of the GOP-controlled Rules Committee last week. As a result, the border bill then fell short of the two-thirds threshold it would have needed to pass on the House floor under suspension of the rules. In contrast, the $95 billion foreign aid bill made it out of the Rules Committee with rare Democratic support after three GOP members opposed the effort and passed with a simple bipartisan majority on the House floor on
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