Rand Paul shut down Chuck Schumer with this surprise that no one saw coming
Chuck Schumer is in a rush to ram Joe Biden’s spending spree through the Senate.
But one Republican stood up.
And Rand Paul shut down Chuck Schumer with this surprise that no one saw coming.
Chuck Schumer and lead RINO Mitch McConnell tried to jam a $40 billion package of military aid to Ukraine through the Senate in just one day.
But Kentucky Senator Rand Paul objected to unanimous consent – which would have allowed the Senate to pass the bill on the spot – over his insistence the bill contain an amendment allowing the Inspector General to audit aid sent to Ukraine to make sure the money was spent on its intended purpose.
Senator Paul explained he did not swear an oath to any foreign country and his job was to stand up for the Constitution.
“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,” Senator Paul wrote on social media.
Senator Paul added that Congress rushed these spending bills through without reading them, and that all he was asking for was a mechanism to provide accountability to make sure taxpayer money was protected from corruption in Ukraine.
“All I requested is an amendment to be included in the final bill that allows for the Inspector General to oversee how funds are spent. Anyone who is opposed to this is irresponsible,” Senator Paul continued.
Senator Paul wrote that while he sympathized with the Ukrainian people in their fight, America was $30 trillion in debt and the government now spent $54 billion in two months on Joe Biden’s proxy war with Ukraine – a total greater than the entire Russian defense budget.
“While I sympathize with the people of Ukraine, and commend their fight against Putin, we cannot continue to spend money we don’t have. Passing this bill brings the total we’ve sent to Ukraine to nearly $54 billion over the course of two months,” Senator Paul declared.
Senator Paul concluded by admonishing Congress for trying to drag America deeper into a war with Russia that could turn into a nuclear conflict, and for ignoring the very real problems of the American people who are suffering from Joe Biden’s inflation and supply chain shortages.
“It’s threatening our own national security, and it’s frankly a slap in the face to millions of taxpayers who are struggling to buy gas, groceries, and find baby formula,” Senator Paul concluded.