When Russian President Putin first invaded Ukraine, millions around the world offered support. In the United States, Congress gladly sent support in the form of weapons and other military equipment.
But nearly a year has gone by, with no end in sight to this war. Meanwhile, the Ukrainian president appears to be enjoying all the attention and accolades the liberal media has bestowed on him.
To date, the United States has spent over $40 billion on Ukraine’s war. Even as we suffer massive inflation and a recession. So, when the Ukrainian president appeared beside Biden to demand more cash, Republicans dropped the hammer on them.
From Fox News:
Conservatives lawmakers and activists responded to President Biden’s joint press conference with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy Wednesday by saying the United States should stop sending money to the war-torn country…
“Zelensky says $45 billion in aid from the U.S. is not enough. Not enough? What is enough? Enough with all of this,” Biggs continued…
Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., tweeted, “Why is Ukraine funding buried in the bill that averts a shutdown of our own government? Why was previous Ukraine funding linked to hurricane disaster relief for Florida? Why is Zelensky speaking to Congress tonight? Because Americans are growing very weary of funding this war.”
No more blank checks to Ukraine.
— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) December 21, 2022
Why is Ukraine funding buried in the bill that averts a shutdown of our own government?
Why was previous Ukraine funding linked to hurricane disaster relief for Florida?
Why is Zelensky speaking to Congress tonight?
Because Americans are growing very weary of funding this war.
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) December 21, 2022
Republicans are pushing back on Biden’s unending spending spree to help fund the Russia-Ukraine war. At the start, it was clear Biden was overcompensating for his role in encouraging Putin to invade.
He had said in February 2021 that the U.S. would not respond if Russia launched a “minor” incursion into Ukraine. Most experts said Biden was giving Putin a green light to attack. Since then, Biden has had no problem pouring billions of American dollars into helping this war drag on for nearly a year.
At this point, we have to wonder if all this war spending is helping the war drag on. If Ukraine is cut off, they will be forced to negotiate for real with Russia. But because the U.S. keeps sending Ukraine big bucks (in reality, all that money is going to the military-industrial complex, which provides Ukraine with guns and bombs), Zelenskyy has no reason to work toward a cease-fire.
And it seems Americans are done with sending money to fund a war when we are faced with a recession. Also, let’s not forget Biden’s infamous relationship with Ukraine–and his son’s.
- Biden and Ukraine’s president demanded more money for the war.
- Republicans are pushing back, after we’ve sent over $40 billion to Ukraine.
- Public sentiment has waned over Ukraine, as the war keeps dragging on.
Source: Fox News