U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) took to Twitter on Tuesday to speak out against Republican Senate nominee Katie Britt and former White House advisor Steve Bannon for what Brooks said were past attacks against him for voting to support Ukraine with federal dollars.

“I stand by my vote and am proud of it,” the tweet read. “Putin must be stopped. At home, America must hold political opportunists accountable.”

Brooks lost his bid for the U.S. Senate in a runoff election against Britt earlier this year.

The outgoing GOP congressman shared a link to a Washington Examiner article that addressed recent military victories in Ukraine.

The article, written on Monday, said Ukrainian forces broke through Russian lines in the Kharkiv region and reclaimed over 1,200 square miles of Russian-occupied territory over the weekend.

Britt defeated Brooks in the Republican primary runoff election in June. Now, she will be facing Democratic nominee Will Boyd for the seat of her former boss, Richard Shelby, who will be retiring at the end of the year.  

Reports said Britt claimed she was frustrated by the $40 billion in foreign aid promised to Ukraine by Congress this summer.

Though $40 billion was promised in the spring, not all of it was given to Ukraine right away. As of August, the United States has given over $13.5 billion to Ukraine in 2022. Since 2014, the U.S. has committed $15.5 billion.

On August 24, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced another roughly $3 billion for Ukraine under the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative. 

John Kirby, the White House national security spokesperson, told Reuters on Tuesday that the Biden administration will likely announce another military aid package to Ukraine in the “coming days.”

This comes at a time when the U.S. national debt is slowly approaching $31 trillion, and concerns around inflation and the economy are still high.

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