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Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has declared that he will not consent to the expedited passage of any spending measure that supplies more U.S. aid to the nation of Ukraine.
During a Senate floor speech, Paul said that America does not have a rainy day fund that can be tapped to assist Ukraine, but that money for Ukraine would be borrowed, which would cause inflation. Paul pointed out that there are many issues that the U.S. needs to fix at home before borrowing money in a bid to perpetuate a war in another nation.
While the U.S. has already shoveled billions of dollars toward assisting Ukraine as that Eastern European country battles against a Russian invasion, President Joe Biden and many lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle want to approve even more aid.
"When will the aid requests end? When will the war end? Can someone explain what victory in Ukraine looks like?" Paul asked. "With no clear end in sight, it looks increasingly like Ukraine will be yet another endless quagmire funded by the American taxpayer."
Paul expressed staunch opposition to the idea of tying Ukraine aid together with funding to avoid a U.S. government shutdown. "I will not give consent to a bill that includes funding for Ukraine in keeping our government open," he said.
"The longer this conflict continues, the greater the risk that miscalculation or purposeful escalation draws the United States in to direct conflict with Russia," Paul said. "Every day this war continues is another spin of the roulette wheel with another chance of it stopping on Armageddon. And we are paying for the privilege."
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GOP Sens. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Roger Wicker of Mississippi, and Susan Collins of Maine joined together in a recent letter to press Biden to ship MGM-140 Army Tactical Missile Systems to Ukraine.
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Alex Nitzberg is a staff writer for Blaze News.