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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Friday made it clear that he made an oath to the U. S. Constitution, not a foreign nation, defending his decision to block legislation to send $40 billion in aid bill to Ukraine.
“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. We cannot save Ukraine by dooming the U.S. economy,” Paul said, reiterating the point he made the day prior:
“Congress is trying yet again to ram through a spending bill – one that I doubt anyone has actually read – and there’s no oversight included into how the money is being spent,” he said on Thursday, explaining that he requested an amendment that allows the Inspector General to oversee how funds are spent.
“While I sympathize with the people of Ukraine, and commend their fight against Putin, we cannot continue to spend money we don’t have,” he continued. “Passing this bill brings the total we’ve sent to Ukraine to nearly $54 billion over the course of two months.”
The Kentucky senator added that the move is “threatening our own national security, and it’s frankly a slap in the face to millions of taxpayers who are struggling to buy gas, groceries, and find baby formula”:
All I requested is an amendment to be included in the final bill that allows for the Inspector General to oversee how funds are spent. Anyone who is opposed to this is irresponsible.
It’s threatening our own national security, and it’s frankly a slap in the face to millions of taxpayers who are struggling to buy gas, groceries, and find baby formula.
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