(PatriotWise.com)- Rand Paul (R-KY) said America would have to borrow the $40 billion to send to Ukraine.
The Senate is prepared to deliver $40 billion in military and economic aid to Ukraine while Americans face inflation and food shortages. Paul “single-handedly” held up the Ukraine package, arguing that it required an inspector general to guarantee the money was used correctly.
Paul said that he thinks it’s important to know that we don’t have any money to send. We have to borrow money from China to send it to Ukraine. He said many Republicans would justify borrowing based on how they are using the money.
Paul was one of 11 Senate Republicans who opposed the Ukraine aid bill, along with Sens. Hawley, Mike Crapo (R-ID), Bill Hagerty (R-TN), Mike Braun (R-IN), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), John Boozman (R-AR), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), and Tommy Tuberville (R-AL).
The Ukraine assistance vote contrasts mainstream Republican foreign policy ideas, which favor aggressive engagement, with populist senators like Paul, who believe America should not engage in perpetual conflicts and turmoil overseas.
Paul said Republicans’ participation in the deficit belies their claim that Biden is exclusively responsible for inflation.
The Kentucky senator said that It all contributes to inflation. Hence, it weakens the Republican argument that Biden’s spending and debt lead to inflation, except when it’s bipartisan spending, and then it doesn’t matter.
Paul stated the “bipartisan agreement” is to raise military spending and social welfare spending.
Republicans and Democrats contributed almost $100 billion in new debt by subsidizing semiconductor businesses and expanding the National Science Foundation, one of Washington’s most inefficient entities.
In an interview with Breitbart News Daily, Paul lamented that many Republicans are standing up to award $48 billion in coronavirus relief to eateries, even though most lockdowns are done.
Many Republicans and Democrats welcomed the notion of an inspector general overseeing Ukraine aid, but Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) urged senators away from Paul’s proposal because the inspector general would be “ruthless” with spending.
Paul said taxpayers should have a “zealous protector.”
Maybe that should be Rand Paul.