Rand Paul blasts Biden’s Ukraine spending, says Congress has to borrow from China to pay

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has come under fire from the establishments of both parties for his opposition to President Biden’s lavish, open-ended spending on the war in Ukraine.

In order to pay for the $40 billion in aid Congress wants to send, the U.S. will have to borrow money from communist China, Paul told Breitbart.

Rand Paul blasts Ukraine spending

Not a single Democrat in the House or the Senate has voted against the foreign aid, and most Republicans have supported it as well, with only a small minority of “America First” lawmakers voicing objections as Americans struggle at home with inflation, an open southern border, and supply chain issues.

The libertarian Paul, who single-handedly blocked the Senate from swiftly passing the $40 billion by unanimous consent last week and demanded strict oversight of the money, told Breitbart that there is little daylight between the parties when it comes to funding Ukraine’s war with Russia.

“This is the bipartisan consensus right now on Ukraine. Republican and Democrat leadership are exactly the same,” he said.

Paul said that Republicans who make an exception of “fiscal conservatism” to vote for extravagant military spending can’t blame Biden alone for inflation, because they are part of the problem. He warned that America has to borrow from communist China just to pay for the Ukraine aid.

“I think it’s important to know that we don’t have any money to send, we have to borrow money from China to send it to Ukraine. And I think most people kind of get that, and many Republicans will say that when it’s a new social program, but if it’s military aid to a country, they’re like we can borrow that, that’s a justified borrowing,” Paul said.

America First

Of course, Paul, like other “isolationists” on the right opposed to escalating America’s involvement in Ukraine’s war with Russia, has been criticized as a “Putin stooge.”

He took a moment to respond to critics with a quote from John Quincy Adams. Echoing Adams, Paul said that he’s sympathetic to the Ukrainians and their fight for freedom, but Americans should not “go abroad in search of monsters to destroy.”

“I have no sympathy for Putin…at the same time, my first obligation, my oath of office is to the United States, and it’s my judgment that it makes us weaker to borrow $40 billion more from China and other countries to send to Ukraine.”

Paul said he wouldn’t be opposed to selling guns to Ukraine, but instead, “What we’ve done is given away the farm, and I think it’s making us weaker.”

As the war grinds on, driving food and energy prices through the roof, Biden has refused to even entertain diplomacy. Instead, his administration keeps pouring weapons into what is becoming an open-ended proxy war between the U.S. and Russia, with the ultimate aim of deposing Putin.

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