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Rand Paul Can't Stop the $40 Billion Bound for Ukraine, but He Can Stall It (And He Did)

“You shouldn’t shove all $40 billion out the door without any oversight. And having a special inspector general, we did it in Afghanistan—it didn’t stop all the waste—it at least makes the thieves think twice about stealing the money.” — Kentucky Senator Rand Paul (R).

While Americans are facing fuel and food shortages — and haggling with the Biden administration over the scarity of baby formula — they’re being told, even by Republicans, that sending billions overseas to Ukraine is what they should be caring about. “[T]he most important thing going on in the world right now,” as Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell put it Tuesday.

And so, despite weak opposition by some GOP members due to the rushed timeline, the House passed the aid package Tuesday.

The House on Tuesday night passed a $40 billion military and humanitarian aid package for Ukraine in an overwhelming 368 to 57 vote, weeks

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