On Thursday, Secretary of State John Kerry testified before the Senate Appropriations Committee regarding the need to provide Ukraine with economic assistance during its transition from the government of deposed President Viktor Yanukovich. The aid bill has encountered resistance from House and Senate Republicans, particularly a provision to provide aid to the International Monetary Fund which would utilize funds already allocated to the U.S. military.
Following that hearing, a hot microphone caught Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) approaching Kerry and congratulating him on his testimony. Graham also offered to “help” with House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), presumably over his and his conference’s opposition to the Senate’s version of a proposed aid package for Ukraine.
Listen to the clip below via NBC News:
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