Republicans call for oversight of funding for Ukraine

Fox News reported last week that the Biden administration is asking that Congress send another $37.7 billion to Ukraine, with over $20 billion being set aside to provide equipment as well as replenish depleted U.S. stocks.

This request comes on top of the tens of billions in taxpayer dollars that America has already sent. However, Republicans are now saying they want details on where the money went. 

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene: Americans “deserve to know where their money is going”

That was the message Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene put forward when she addressed reporters at a press conference earlier this month.

“I would like to announce that I’ve introduced a privileged resolution, and what this will do is it will hold our government accountable for all of the funding for Ukraine,” Greene said on November 17.

“Congress has appropriated $54 billion to aid in the Ukrainian conflict, and then our president, Joe Biden, has requested another $38 billion this week,” she continued.

“The American people, the taxpayers of this county, deserve to know where their money is going and how it’s being spent,” Greene went on to declare.

“The question is, is Ukraine now the 51st state of the United States of America? And what position does Zelensky have in our government?” the conservative lawmaker asked before concluding that “the American people deserve answers.”

Republican House leader insists that Ukraine will not get “a blank check”

Fox News noted this weekend how Greene is not alone in demanding accountability, as House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said in October that more oversight regarding Ukrainian aid is needed.

“I think people are gonna be sitting in a recession and they’re not going to write a blank check to Ukraine,” Fox News quoted McCarthy as saying. “They just won’t do it. … It’s not a free blank check.”

Fox News also pointed out that it is not just Republicans who are raising questions about how the funds for Ukraine are being spent.

According to the network, Colorado Democratic Rep. Jason Crow recently told the Washington Post, “The taxpayers deserve to know that investment is going where it’s intended to go. In any war, there can be missteps and misallocation of supplies.”