Rand Paul is withholding $ 40 billion in aid to Ukraine

As people die every day in Ukraine, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) is withholding vital aid to Ukraine and delaying the passage to the Senate.

Via: The Washington Post:

One such suspect is Senator John Kennedy (R-La.), And another is Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.). Paul is philosophically opposed to spending billions of dollars overseas, especially in wars the US is not fighting directly, and will vote against the measure. However, he says he won’t stand in the way of the bill if he gets a vote on an amendment that would appoint an inspector general to oversee the funding.

“If they want it (passed) quickly, that’s how they get it quickly,” said Paul.

Paul and Kennedy can’t block legislation, but they can slow it down.

This is the same Rand Paul who was caught using Russian conversation topics during a recent Senate hearing.

Given Paul’s pro-Russian stance, his objection is likely to have nothing to do with how the money will be spent on helping Ukraine. His problem with him is that the United States is providing aid to Ukraine and not allowing Putin to do what he wants.

Aid to Ukraine will eventually pass, but Rand Paul has made it clear which side he is on, and it is not the side that is fighting for democracy.