As people die every day in Ukraine, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) is withholding vital aid to Ukraine and delaying the passage to the Senate.
One such suspect is Senator John Kennedy (R-La.), And another is Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.). Paul is philosophically opposed to spending billions of dollars overseas, especially in wars the US is not fighting directly, and will vote against the measure. However, he says he won’t stand in the way of the bill if he gets a vote on an amendment that would appoint an inspector general to oversee the funding.
“If they want it (passed) quickly, that’s how they get it quickly,” said Paul.
Paul and Kennedy can’t block legislation, but they can slow it down.
Given Paul’s pro-Russian stance, his objection is likely to have nothing to do with how the money will be spent on helping Ukraine. His problem with him is that the United States is providing aid to Ukraine and not allowing Putin to do what he wants.
Aid to Ukraine will eventually pass, but Rand Paul has made it clear which side he is on, and it is not the side that is fighting for democracy.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a BA in political science. His undergraduate work has focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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