We can’t seem to find money to finish the border wall or even secure the southern border. But Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are ready to join their colleagues from both parties to throw all the devalued, inflated dollars they can find at the Ukraine kleptocracy.
Here’s Budd on his Senate website cheering for all kinds of foreign military intervention — of course, funded with all that inflated, devalued Monopoly money we call a currency.
Tillis actually got out in front of the media and flapped his blue gums on the subject:
Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) on Monday dug into Sen. JD Vance’s (R-Ohio) recent remarks against sending further aid to Ukraine, calling the Ohio Republican’s comments “total and unmitigated bull????.”
Vance, in an interview with former White House aid Steve Bannon earlier Monday, claimed some lawmakers are looking to cut Social Security benefits for more aid to Ukraine that he argued will be used so one of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s ministers “can buy a bigger yacht.”
When asked about Vance’s remarks later on Monday, Tillis told reporters, “I think it’s bull????.”
“If you’re talking about giving money to Ukrainian ministers — total and unmitigated bull????,” Tillis continued. “Not productive conversation … not real happy about it.
On Sunday, Vance reaffirmed his opposition to sending additional aid to Ukraine and said he does not believe Ukraine will ever be able to prevail over Russia. He argued the U.S. needs to accept Ukraine will likely need to “cede some territory” to stop its fighting with Russia and questioned how billions in additional aid to Ukraine will help the war-torn country.
Presented with Tillis’s criticism later Monday, Vance said he believes Ukraine is “one of the most corrupt countries in Europe.”
“We know that a number of people have gotten rich in Ukraine, and … I think it’s naivety if you don’t think they’ve gotten rich with some of our money,” Vance told reporters.
Maintaining that Tillis is “one of his favorite colleagues,” Vance said the North Carolina Republican is “not living in reality.”[…]
One thing Russia and Ukraine in common? They each are home to two of the most vicious, powerful organized crime operations in the world. Concerns about Ukrainian corruption are even coming from some surprising corners of the DC swamp.
Mitch McConnell must be beaming with pride over our two, um, “boys.”