Trump Warns Foreign Aid Package Contains Impeachment Trap

Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH) warned his fellow Republicans in Congress to reject the roughly $95 billion foreign aid package proposed by Democrats. According to him, the legislation could be an “impeachment time bomb” for Trump, as it contains a “hidden” clause that will extend the allocation of billions of dollars for Ukraine funding to Sept. 25, 2025.

As that date might fall during Trump’s second term should he win the November election, Vance predicted Democrats might try to impeach him for “fake budget violation” after he pulls financial support for Ukraine in a bid to quickly resolve the nation’s war with Russia.

In a memo which Vance sent to Congressional Republicans, he detailed his prediction, as he warned Republicans not to fall into that trap.

He shared a copy of the memo on X, stating, “I just sent the below memo to every one of my Republican colleagues in Congress. Buried in the bill’s text is an impeachment time bomb for the next Trump presidency if he tries to stop funding the war in Ukraine. We must vote against this disastrous bill.”

Some Trump allies responded to the post, asking for the bill to be stopped. Among them is Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), who tweeted, “Republicans need to be aware that this bill, supported by Mitch McConnell and almost all of Senate GOP leadership, sets in motion the next hyper-partisan Trump impeachment (before he’s even elected!).”

“JD is correct. This bill is an impeachment trap!” Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) wrote.

“No Republican should support this bill. If this makes it to the House floor, I’m an absolute NO,” wrote Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC).

The foreign aid package, which allocates funds to Ukraine as well as Israel, Taiwan and other foreign efforts just passed the Democrat-controlled Senate where it was stuck amid some procedural issues.

Having been sent to the GOP-led House, the legislation’s fate remains uncertain even with Vance’s warning.

What is certain with the lawmaker’s warning is that it might cause strife amid the party, as some top Republicans, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), have voiced support for the legislation.

McConnell told POLITICO on Tuesday that he hopes House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) will not block the bill from consideration in the House.

“I hope the speaker will find a way to allow the House to work its will on the issue of Ukraine aid and the other parts of the bill as well,” he said.