Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R-Fla.) is introducing a bill that could force members of Congress to fight in a war.
On Thursday, Luna responded to a leak of her “Senators Can Help Underpin Military Engagement and Readiness Act” (SCHUMER Act) bill.
“To whoever leaked my bill: Congratulations, you played yourself,” she wrote on X.
Luna added, “I make no apologies. My bill, the SCHUMER Act, would require Members of Congress to fight on the front lines in Ukraine if they support Schumer’s calls for American sons [and] daughters to fight.”
To whoever leaked my bill:— Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (@RepLuna) February 8, 2024
Congratulations, you played yourself.
I make no apologies. My bill, the SCHUMER Act, would require Members of Congress to fight on the front lines in Ukraine if they support Schumer’s calls for American sons & daughters to fight.…
The Daily Mail reported the legislation would “require Members of Congress who advocate for providing military support for Ukraine to enlist in the armed forces and to serve on active duty in support of a contingency operation.”
Luna’s bill was in response to a warning made by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) about funding for Ukraine.
During an appearance on MSNBC, Schumer warned lawmakers against rejecting the now-doomed immigration bill.
While the proposal was aimed at securing the U.S.-Mexico border. It also included $60 billion in more aid for Ukraine.
“If we don’t aid Ukraine, Putin will walk all over Ukraine. We will lose the war, and we could be fighting in Eastern Europe [as] a NATO ally in a few years. Americans won’t like that,” Schumer said.
BREAKING: Dems Senate Leader Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) EXPLODES, says if the bill is killed, America will regret it, Ukraine will lose the war, Israel will not defeat Hamas, Palestinians will starve to death and Americans might fight in Europe. WATCHpic.twitter.com/Qk0gLIKxpq— Simon Ateba (@simonateba) February 5, 2024
The warning came as the U.S. has already offered $75 billion in aid to Ukraine.
However, on Wednesday, Republicans in the Senate rejected the border bill with its additional aid.