A “report card” grading House Republicans on a vote for Ukraine aid illustrates a stark split in the Republican Party. Of 169 House Republicans, 66 voted in favor of a measure that would have restored $250 million in security aid to Ukraine, while 103 Republicans did not.
The majority of House Republicans who voted against the measure generally supported President Trump’s decision to pull the aid, while the smaller minority of Republicans who voted in favor of the measure disapproved of President Trump’s decision and wanted to see aid to Ukraine restored.
This split reflects the divisions in the Republican Party between those who support President Trump and those who are more critical of his policies. The vote was a test of loyalty for many Republicans and demonstrated the chasm that exists between factions in the party. It likely will be an issue Republicans will have to contend with in the upcoming 2020 elections.