In this regard, the decision is postponed until at least next week.
Conservative Senator Rand Paul, who represents Kentucky, has single-handedly blocked a bill to provide almost $40 billion in aid to Ukraine. He stated that money needs supervision.
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“I swore an oath to the US Constitution, not to any other country. And no matter how good the reasons, the goal of my office is US national security. We cannot save Ukraine while dooming the US economy. You cannot throw away all 40 billion dollars without any oversight. When we had a special inspector general, whom we appointed for Afghanistan, this did not stop all waste, but at least it makes thieves think twice before stealing money, “the politician said.READ ALSO:
In turn, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell recalled that lethal aid to Ukraine is not charity.
“This conflict has direct and serious implications for national security,” McConnell said.
In this regard, the decision is postponed until at least next week.READ ALSO:
It is noted that the Ukraine aid bill will not be blocked or revised, but Senators Rand Paul and John F. Kennedy are pushing for an amendment that would ensure the appointment of a special inspector general to control spending to avoid fraud.
In turn, Majority and Minority Leaders Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell called for the bill to be voted on immediately.
“I sympathize with Ukraine; I wish them good luck and I want them to defeat the Russians, squeeze them out of their country. But we also need to be concerned about our country and the ambiguous inflation here, this will only aggravate the situation,” Paul said.
However, Paul’s amendment means that the bill must return to the House of Representatives.