Congress must borrow from China to send $40 billion to Ukraine

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) said Breitbart Daily News that America needs to borrow money to send $40 billion in aid to Ukraine.

Breitbart Daily News host Alex Marlow spoke with Paul as the Senate remains set to pass legislation that would send $40 billion in military and economic aid to Ukraine while Americans grapple with the inflation and food shortages. Paul has worked “alone” to delay the Ukraine package, saying the package needs an inspector general to ensure the billions of dollars are spent wisely.

Paul said America should continue to borrow from China to appropriate the proposed Ukraine aid package.

“I think it’s important to know that we don’t have money to send, we have to borrow money from China to send to Ukraine. And I think most people understand that, and a lot of Republicans will say that when it comes to a new social program, but if it’s military aid to a country, they’re like we could borrow that, it’s justified borrowing,” Paul explained to Marlow.

Paul was one of 11 Senate Republicans to vote against advancing the Ukraine aid package, which included Sens. Hawley, Mike Crapo (R-ID), Bill Hagerty (R-TN), Mike Braun (R-IN), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), John Boozman (R-AR), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) and Tommy Tuberville (R-AL).

The procedural vote on aid to Ukraine contrasts between establishment Republican views on foreign policy, which favor more militant intervention abroad, and populist senators such as Paul, who believe that America should not engage in endless wars and conflicts abroad.

Paul said the Republicans’ contribution to the US deficit undermines their argument that President Joe Biden is solely responsible for runaway inflation under his administration.

The Kentucky senator said: “The problem is that all of this leads to inflation, so it kind of undermines the Republican argument that Biden’s spending and debt leads to inflation, except when he It’s bipartisan spending and it doesn’t really matter.”

Republicans have added more than $100 billion in new debt to Democrats by giving direct grants to semiconductor companies and expanding the National Science Foundation, one of Washington’s most wasteful organizations.

Paul lamented in his interview with Breitbart Daily News that many Republicans are now lining up to grant $48 billion in coronavirus relief to restaurants, even though most coronavirus lockdowns have been over for at least a year.

The Kentucky senator noted that many Republicans and Democrats like the idea of ​​having an inspector general oversee tens of billions in aid to Ukraine; however, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) pushed senators away from Paul’s proposal because the inspector general would be “ruthless” with spending.

Paul says it’s a good idea to have a “zealous custodian” of taxpayers’ money.

Marlow asked why so many Republicans, even though they resemble Paul in terms of rhetoric, often vote to borrow from China to send money to Ukraine.

Paul said the “bipartisan consensus” was to have Republicans vote for increased military spending and Democrats to increase welfare spending.

“That’s the bipartisan consensus right now on Ukraine. Republican and Democratic leaders are exactly the same. So they’re coming together. But to come together to get that is guns and butter, you look at the 40 billion dollars is a lot of weapons, but to get the weapon they had to give a lot of butter and so there is a lot of spending going to European countries to feed all over the world,” said said Paul.

He added: “What we did was give away the farm to weaken ourselves.”

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Sean Moran is a congressional reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter @SeanMoran3.


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