Republican Sen. JD Vance of Ohio accused elites of “salivating” over the war in Ukraine as a way to accumulate more power.
The United States has sent more than $100 billion in aid to Ukraine since the Russian invasion on February 24, 2022, and announced in January that it would send 31 M1 Abrams main battle tanks after announcing a battery of MIM-104 Patriot surface-to-air missiles. would be provided in December. The Biden administration has announced plans to send primarily 155-millimeter M864 artillery shells, known as dual-use enhanced conventional munitions (DPICM), to Ukraine, which launch smaller explosive weapons at a area to attack personnel and vehicles. (RELATED: ‘Funding Both Sides of the War’: Ted Cruz Rips Biden, Says $6 Billion Will Help Iran Build Drones)
“We’re going to find that between the Clintons and a number of private equity firms and hyper-global companies, you’re going to find that people have gotten rich off of this and it’s really sad and it’s really contemptible because the Ukrainians did not invite the “I am at war with themselves and I have disagreements with their leaders and not with the people, but you can almost see the elites in Washington and New York salivating at the idea of gaining more power and more money for themselves through the Ukrainian war effort,” Vance told Fox news host Jesse Watters. “Anyone who doesn’t see it that way that they are is blind to reality.”
Vance also disputed statements by a Ukrainian spokeswoman, Sarah Ashton-Cirillo, saying Ashton-Cirillo had threatened Americans who expressed doubts or concerns about sending aid to Ukraine.
“I learned shockingly that this is actually a real person who actually claims to represent the Ukrainian military which, of course, is almost entirely funded by the American taxpayer,” Vance said. “Here’s what’s really crazy, Jesse: In the original video I was responding to, this person, this Ukrainian spokesperson, says that anyone who engages in Russian propaganda will be hunted down, literally threatening violence against anyone who engages in in Russian propaganda. »
“But as you know, Jesse, several American journalists have been accused of engaging in Russian propaganda and several members of the United States Senate have been accused,” Vance said. “So are we really funding a military that threatens the free speech rights of people who disagree with the Ukrainian war effort? This is absurd and it belies the idea that it is above all about freedom and democracy. If it was all about freedom and democracy, why do our pay guns threaten the free speech rights of all Americans?
Ashton-Cirillo denied that the comments in the video Vance was referring to constituted a call for violence or a threat in a job on Twitter.
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