RINOs Prioritize Ukraine Over Crisis In US
During the lone stand taken by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) in the Senate to defend Americans from further looting by corrupt leaders and foreign governments, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has taken a trip to attend to the issue concerning Americans most: the Donbas region of Ukraine.
Notably, the senators have not yet visited the Abbott Laboratories facility in Michigan, one of the country’s largest baby formula manufacturers, that was shut down by the federal government in February due to an investigation into possible contamination, igniting a shortage that is endangering our nation’s vulnerable babies — you can’t make this stuff up. Instead, McConnell took Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) and a small group of Republican senators to Ukraine on a mission to meet with their authoritarian leader, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, in the name of defending democracy in Eastern Europe.
More Democrats have visited Ukraine than our southern border.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) May 14, 2022
The Ukrainian leader accused Russia of war crimes during their invasion. He also claimed Russia’s intentions in the region include “genocide,” a claim counter to the Kremlin’s stated intentions of accomplishing “demilitarization” and “denazification.”
Zelenskyy noted the bipartisan support for Ukraine exhibited by the Senate Republicans, who joined the ranks of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and first lady Jill Biden in recently visiting the war-torn region.
1. Notice U.S. elected politicians like @SpeakerPelosi 🇺🇦 and @LeaderMcConnell 🇺🇦 can go visit Zelensky 🇺🇦 in Ukraine without bullet proof vests/helmets or any fear from dangers of war, while they eagerly give billions to fund their proxy war w/ Russia.
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) May 14, 2022
The trip was clearly meant to include the announcement of a $40 billion wealth transfer to Ukraine — certain to be signed by President Joe Biden — expected to pass in the Senate just before their planned departure. But the enormous spending bill is currently being held up by Sen. Paul’s demand for oversight over how this huge sum of Americans’ money is spent.
.@RandPaul simply wanted an inspector general to oversee how $40 billion of your taxpayer dollars are being spent in Ukraine and the swamp went nuts. They don’t want transparency because it’s one giant kickback to their friends and Big War.
I hope you’re awake & watching!
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 13, 2022
Both McConnell and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) recently joined forces in a bid to cause Sen. Paul to remove his demand for oversight, suggesting it be voted on separately from the bill the oversight is intended for. Paul has refused the bipartisan effort, stating that, “My oath of office is to the U.S. Constitution, not to any foreign nation,” to the frustration of both parties, the Biden administration and Zelenskyy
I defy anyone to read this @RandPaul thread – a summary of the Senate speech he gave – and argue he's wrong.
Even if you support flooding Ukraine with endless US money and weapons, the amounts are staggering, the risks of escalation severe. Shouldn't there at least be oversight? https://t.co/eFQQGAnNVy
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) May 14, 2022
While the people of the United States suffer hardships, our leaders pay us lip service while paying foreign nations billions of our dollars. Few in Congress stand up for Americans like our Congress stands up for Ukraine. And those republicans standing up for the American people, even for simple oversight over this operation to throw Americans under the bus for Ukraine, will be remembered for pushing back.
Mehmet can’t tell you whether or not he’d vote to send $40 billion to the Ukraine because he hasn’t checked with handlers yet.
That’s the nice thing about not owing anything to the establishment – you can listen to the voice of the people.
— Kathy Barnette (@Kathy4Truth) May 14, 2022
The best thing that could happen to conservatives in America would be for McConnell, Collins and the drove they left with to put more than Americans’ limited resources on the line by staying in Ukraine to defend the “democracy” they care most about.
Lemme fix that title for you:@RepMTG, Rep Massie, @RepGosar, @RepMattGaetz and a few others have voted to avoid escalating Ukraine war into a world war, against wasting US tax-payer money, against causing increased energy and food prices to US consumers.https://t.co/Eortn3Wli9
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) May 14, 2022