Senator Paul Says Sympathetic To Ukraine, But Does Not Want To Bankrupt US With Funding

WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 14th May, 2022) US Senator Rand Paul stated after delaying the passage of a $40 billion assist package deal for Ukraine that though he’s sympathetic to the nation’s scenario, he doesn’t need to bankrupt the United States by overspending on overseas causes.

“I have great sympathy for (Ukraine). I want them to succeed. But I don’t want them to succeed in the process of bankrupting our country,” Paul stated on Friday in an interview on WMAL.

Passing the laws would convey the whole quantity despatched by the US to Ukraine over the past two months to just about $54 billion.

That stage of spending on a overseas subject whereas taxpayers wrestle to purchase fuel, groceries and child formulation is a “slap in the face,” Paul stated on Thursday by way of Twitter.

Paul additionally stated that his oath of workplace is to the US Constitution and never any overseas nation.

Paul on Thursday delayed a Senate try and quick monitor the $40 billion Ukraine assist invoice, citing considerations over authorities spending, debt and inflation. Paul demanded an modification to the laws that would offer for additional Federal oversight of the cash and weapons being despatched to Ukraine, which Senate Democratic management denied.

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