Quietly, thoughtlessly, and ominously, America is sleepwalking towards a nuclear war.
Two weeks ago, the Biden Administration asked Congress for $33 billion to support Ukraine in its fight against Russia. But in a divided Washington, the Uniparty has united in agreement that $33 billion is not enough. On Monday, Republicans and Democrats in Congress struck a deal to send Ukraine $40 billion in aid. Leaders unveiled the bill text on Tuesday, and voted on it within hours.
The bill raced through the House in the dark of night, with unanimous Democratic support. Of course, the phony left-populist poser Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her “Squad” were on board. Republican support was overwhelming as well, but a few members did bravely stand against the tide.
They were 57 strong.
Full List Of The 57 Republicans That Voted Against The Democrats America Last $40 Billion Foreign Aid Package For Ukraine pic.twitter.com/tkvybRqpqQ— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) May 11, 2022
Just a year ago, we lost a war against goat herders waving rifles. Members of Congress are now recklessly asserting that we are at war with Russia.— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) May 11, 2022
If we are at war, then why not vote on an AUMF?
We are sleepwalking into a war, and the American people are left in the dark. pic.twitter.com/vN3xHT0JZ6
In the America LAST $40 BILLION Ukraine FIRST bill that we are voting on tonight, there is authorization for funds to be given to the CIA for who knows what and who knows how much?— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) May 10, 2022
But NO BABY FORMULA for American mothers! pic.twitter.com/Fmdb7yKiLV
On the other side, Nancy Pelosi wants to take food out of her neighbor’s mouths to buy weapons of war from Ukraine. Forget the babies who can’t get baby formula thanks to the federal government’s shenanigans.
Pelosi: "When you're home thinking about [what $40 billion to Ukraine] is all about, just think about 'when I was hungry, you fed me' from the Gospel of Matthew." pic.twitter.com/J1NukSFVuo— Greg Price (@greg_price11) May 11, 2022
Let them eat Javelins? We certainly don’t recall reading that one in the Bible.
For now, the aid package has been held up thanks to a gutsy objection from Sen. Rand Paul. Still, one senator can’t block it forever.
Adding in the several billion America has already sent to Ukraine, America is poised to spend $43 billion on this conflict in just seven months. And we’re not just sending Ukraine weapons. The U.S. Congress has volunteered our tax money to pay the salaries of its officials, as if they were long-distance contractors of the federal government. In a way, that’s exactly what they are. He who pays the piper, calls the tune.
Huge numbers are always getting thrown around in Washington, so it’s worth pausing to evaluate just what $43 billion means.