Biden’s Ukraine policy faces a bipartisan squeeze

Posted on AllSides October 26th, 2022
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Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and other members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus at the White House on Oct. 19, 2021. (Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post)

It’s been clear for months that President Biden’s next requests for economic and military aid to Ukraine would have to navigate choppier waters than those he made in the early phases of Russia’s war. Democrats and Republicans both indicated growing unease back in September, even if the GOP was home to the actual “no” votes.

So it wasn’t an utterly shocking bolt-from-the-blue when about 30 lawmakers from the liberal wing of the Democratic Party pressed Biden in a letter this week to seek direct talks with Moscow in a quest for a “realistic framework...

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