When the Ukraine war began in 2022, the mainstream media applauded Biden’s response. The White House, along with Congress, has shelled out hundreds of billions of dollars. This continued financial support has enabled more warfare, delaying possible peace talks. Many critics have accused the federal government of using the war to reward defense contractors with American tax dollars.
There is growing resentment, among Americans, over the billions we’ve sent to Ukraine. Public opinion has shifted against Biden’s support for the war. A growing number of congressmen have spoken out against additional spending for Ukraine. President Zelensky recently came to America to demand more money. He wanted to speak to a joint session of Congress to make his claim. This is how Speaker McCarthy responded.
From The Post Millennial:
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy declined to platform President Volodymyr Zelensky this week, when he refused to allow the Ukrainian leader to deliver an address to a joint session of Congress…
“Is Zelenskyy elected to Congress? Is he our president? I don’t think I have to commit anything and I think I have questions for him,” McCarthy said on Tuesday.
“Where’s the accountability on the money we’ve already spent?” He asked, reiterating what many in his party have said. “What is the plan for victory? I think that’s what the American public wants to know.”
House Speaker McCarthy denied Ukraine President Zelensky’s request to speak to a joint session of Congress. Zelensky is once again in the United States, requesting tens of billions of dollars to fund the war with Russia. McCarthy appears to be echoing calls from congressional leaders for accountability for the money already spent.
The White House has yet to provide a detailed accounting for the tens of billions of dollars sent to defense contractors–who are providing weapons to Ukraine. Meanwhile, Joe Biden and numerous lawmakers–including Senate Republicans and GOP candidates for president–demand America spends more and more money on this war.
Many critics have accused the federal government of using this war to enrich the so-called military-industrial complex. Billions have been spent with no end in sight for the conflict. Americans have expressed frustration over how billions are being sent overseas, as the U.S. economy flounders under inflation and rising interest rates.
Currently, Congress is in gridlock over the current spending bill. It is unclear if it will approve additional funds for Ukraine.
- House Speaker McCarthy rejected a request by Zelensky to speak to Congress.
- The Ukrainian president is demanding more money to fund his war with Russia.
- Americans are growing increasingly angry at the billions Biden has sent to Ukraine.
Source: The Post Millennial