Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul defended his decision to place a hold on a $40 billion aid package to Ukraine during a Friday interview with WMAL host and Daily Caller editorial director Vince Coglianese.
Paul demanded that Congress insert a provision into the aid package creating an inspector general to oversee the distribution of the aid. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell offered an amendment to the package, but Paul demanded that the bill be rewritten to include the inspector general from the start. Any individual senator can place a hold on a vote.
“Sending $40 billion to another country without having someone look and make sure no one is stealing the money is a recipe for disaster. We were in Afghanistan for 20 years, sending $50 billion a year, and we would discover that they were building luxury hotels with our money, halfway building them, contractors were
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