A $40 billion aid package for Ukraine that had passed the House was delayed a bit in the Senate after Sen. Rand Paul objected because the bill didn’t contain financial oversight:
My oath of office is to the U.S. Constitution, not to any foreign nation. 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.
— Rand Paul (@RandPaul) May 13, 2022
Senate leaders from both parties were reportedly annoyed by Sen. Paul’s demand, but they worked around it and the bill has passed:
The Senate has overwhelmingly approved $40 billion in new aid to Ukraine in response to Russia's invasion. President Biden is expected to sign the bill quickly. https://t.co/4SEX0eqSrk
— The Associated Press (@AP) May 19, 2022
Here are the Republicans who voted against the bill:
The Senate has voted 86-11 to PASS the House-passed $40 billion Ukraine aid package, sending the bill to President Biden’s desk for his signature.
11 GOP NOs:
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) May 19, 2022
Those who voted for the bill are declaring it a victory.
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) May 19, 2022
Of course not. That would have been fiscally responsible.
Just so you know, $40 billion is approximately 8 times the annual budget of the U.S. Border Patrol.
The Democrats don't care about this country.
— YG Nyghtstorm (@ygnyghtstorm) May 19, 2022
Here’s a breakdown of what that $40 billion will be spent on (though without adequate oversight who really knows).
Arsonists fight inflation fire with more gasoline.
— Razor (@hale_razor) May 19, 2022
Parents can’t get baby formula, gas prices $5 a gallon, inflation through the roof , but let’s give 40 billion to Ukraine . America last
— Melon Man (@MelonMan12) May 19, 2022
When Biden took office he said Trump’s “America First” days were over, and he wasn’t joking.