US Presidential Candidate Vivek Ramaswamy Calls for Cutting Military Aid to Israel

Former Ambassador to the United Nations and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley recently called out Republican rival Vivek Ramaswamy on August 21, 2023 for his suggestion that the US should slash military aid to Israel. 

“Vivek Ramaswamy is completely wrong to call for ending America’s special bond with Israel,” Haley, declared in a statement.

“Support for Israel is both the morally right and strategically smart thing to do. Both countries are stronger and safer because of our iron-clad friendship. As president, I will never abandon Israel.”

In a recent interview with British actor Russell Brand, Ramaswamy said that he would only be committed to US interests only.

“There’s no North Star commitment to any one country other than the United States of America,” he proclaimed when he was questioned about sending aid to Israel.

That said, Ramaswamy conceded that relations with Israel have benefited the US. In addition, he stressed that he would continue to push more Arab and Muslim countries to recognize Israel as part of the US national security state’s normalization campaign, which he believes will render US aid to Israel unnecessary.

Ramaswamy revealed that his administration would continue to comply with the current memorandum of understanding, which was signed by former Democratic President Barack Obama,  that grants Israel $3.8 billion annually in military aid. This military aid package expires in 2028, which Ramaswamy has indicated should be allowed to expire. 

Before Russia launched its military incursion into Ukraine, Israel was the leading recipient of US foreign aid, despite enjoying First World living standards and being one of the wealthiest countries in the Middle East. 

Even though he expressed his support for the Jewish state, Ramaswamy’s remarks still don’t sit well with the many Zionist fanatics running under the Republican banner in the 2024 presidential elections. It’s become standard fare for Republican candidates to blindly support Israel no matter what it does. 

No amount of deviancy on the Israel issue will be tolerated by the GOP establishment. 

At some point, America First nationalists must rise up and take control of the GOP in order to steer it in a truly nationalist direction. That means no foreign aid should be sent to Israel or any other foreign country, for that matter.

In a nationalist context, foreign policy dollars should be primarily focused on securing the US’s southern border with Mexico and securing the Western Hemisphere from external threats and other actors that could potentially disrupt peaceful commerce in the region.

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