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Rand Paul Derails the Ukraine Train, Demands Accountability

As another massive American taxpayer money giveaway barreled down the fast track Thursday, lone Sen. Rand Paul stood tall and yelled, “Stop!”

The $40 billion aid package had already passed the House on Tuesday, with only 54 Republicans voting against it. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell agreed to fast-track the spending bill through the upper chamber on Thursday. But when Schumer asked the legislative body if there were any objections to passing it with a simple unanimous vote, Kentucky Republican Rand Paul threw a monkeywrench into the machinery.

“Reserving the right to object, my oath of office is to the U.S. Constitution, not to any foreign nation,” declared the stiff-spined legislator. “And no matter how sympathetic the cause, my oath of office is to the national security of the United States of America.”

He added that, “We cannot save Ukraine by dooming the U.S. economy.”

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