Rand Paul’s Hail Mary Pass Delays Passage of Ukraine Aid Package.

IN A HAIL MARY PASS, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) managed to stall the latest Ukraine giveaway sanctioned by the Biden regime and its co-conspirators in Congress. On May 10th, the House passed the $40 billion for aid to Ukraine with all Democrats on board and 149 Republicans along for the ride. (57 voted nay.) And Sen. Maj. Leader Chuck Schumer (D-Calif.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) did the unthinkable. They agreed and rushed the bill to the Senate floor for quick passage using unanimous consent. 

On Thursday, Rand asked for an amendment to be added to the underlying bill which would create a special inspector general to oversee the aid and its use by Ukraine. It was hardly an unreasonable request. Having the language put into the bill rather than simply voting on a separate amendment later means the piece of legislation cannot be finalized for probably at least a week. Schumer was pissed.

“My oath of office is to the U.S. Constitution, not to any foreign nation, and no matter how sympathetic the cause, my oath of office is to the national security of the United States of America,” Paul said, noting, “We cannot save Ukraine by dooming the U.S. economy.” He further observed the aid amount, which the U.S. is borrowing in a time of hardship, nearly equals the entire military budget of Russia. In addition, he reminded his brethren, “We should not forget that the Soviet Union collapsed in large part not because it was defeated militarily, but because it ran out of money. In an attempt to save Ukraine, will we doom the U.S. to such a future?”

The U.S. is mired in binary thinking thanks to the mainstream media, the propaganda arm of the Swamp: Orange Man Bad. Putin Bad. Russia Bad. All Bad. All the Same. Now we’re flooded with a corollary: Ukraine Good. Selensky Good. Kyiv Good. It’s not that simple, however. Paul summed it up well: “Putin may not have an excuse, but he does have a reason.” (Read more here.) And in the case of Ukraine, there is also reason to believe, as posited by Covert Action Magazine, that there is an army of clandestine propagandists in Ukraine, funded by the U.S. to convince Westerners of the wisdom of NATO’s far reach. (Read more here.)

Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Az.) voted with Paul, asserting in a tweet that “Ukraine is not our ally. Russia is not our enemy,” adding, “Crippling debt, inflation, and immigration problems are not [Russian President Vladimir] Putin’s fault.”

Author: Annie Moss

Political junkie and writer. Copyright 2016-2022. All Rights Reserved.

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