Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky spoke out against giving more military help to Ukraine in front of the whole Senate.
Paul said, “I will not agree to fast passage of any spending bill that gives the United States any more money to help Ukraine. Everyone seems to have forgotten that we don’t have any extra money to send to Ukraine. This year, our debt will be more than $1.5 trillion. It doesn’t make sense when you borrow money from China and send it to Ukraine.”
Paul continued to voice his disapproval of the United States’ engagement in the Russo-Ukrainian conflict, telling Fox News anchor Maria Bartiromo on September 21st what the corporate media refuses to report about Ukraine: “No, Ukraine is not a democracy; it is a corrupt government. They have banned political parties, invaded places of worship, and arrested priests.”
Even though the United States has already given $113 billion to Ukraine as help, large majorities in both houses of Congress support giving more money and weapons to that country. Also, Missouri Senator Josh Hawley agreed with Paul. He informed Fox’s Laura Ingraham, “We should not be putting a dime more on Ukraine. We need a list of all the money that has already been spent so far. It’s getting old hearing the president saying over and over that we need to spend. This will be an investment in the future of all nations. What about our country? It doesn’t put money into our jobs, our people, or our future. That must be the most important thing.”
Mainstream Republican politicians, on the other hand, continue to follow the elite on these matters. former Governor of South Carolina Nikki Haley essentially invoked a domino theory for twenty-first-century geopolitics when she told CNN’s Jake Tapper, “if Russia comes out on top, it’ll take Poland along with the Baltics next.”
Other Republicans, like Kentucky Senator Mitch McCobnell, have been very open about the fact that the war between Russia and Ukraine has led to higher defense spending, which has been good for some parts of the economy. Senator Minority Leader wrote on X, “Expanding our defense manufacturing base places America in a more powerful position to out-compete China.”
The GOP continues to be stuck in conservative times as a whole. Except for Rand Paul and a few other Republicans who agree with him, like Josh Hawley and Mike Lee, the GOP is going to continue to support long war battles abroad that don’t help the country.
If we want global stability in the US, there has to be a political coup where America First patriots take power back from the neocon establishment that runs the party.
Author: Scott Dowdy