Florida Republican Congressman Rep. Matt Gaetz on Wednesday delivered a powerful speech on the house floor calling out the warmongering lawmakers from both political parties for approving sending $40 Billion in military aid to Ukraine
“Just a year ago, we lost a war against goat herders waving rifles,” said Rep. Gaetz referring to the failure of the American military in Afghanistan. “Now we’re rushing to fight a nation that has 6,000 nuclear warheads. Representatives now recklessly assert that we are at war. Congressman Moulton said last week, ‘We’re not just at war to support the Ukrainians, we’re fundamentally at war — although somewhat through a proxy — with Russia.’” he added referring to Democratic Massachusetts Congressman Seth Moulton’s remarks.
“How exactly is this supposed to end?” he asked. “It’s as if the administration is probing Putin’s nuclear redline. A game of chicken between nuclear powers is insane.” He continued.
“Last night, this House approved $40 billion for Ukraine as American families go without baby formula. To put that in context, Biden’s budget calls for $15.3 billion for Customs and Border Patrol. So, apparently Ukraine is twice as important as our homeland. Two weeks ago — we voted on the ‘Ukraine Lend-Lease Act.’ I was one of just 10 Representatives to vote ‘no.’” He continued.
“If we are at war, like Congressman Moulton says, then why not vote on an authorization to use military force?” said Gaetz. “Or are we just going to operate in Ukraine like we have in Yemen and throughout the world—forever undeclared wars?” He added.
Rep. Gaetz is one of the very few Republicans who are in a strong opposition to foreign wars. He even voted against President Trump’s bill back in the day to prevent executive actions that could lead to potential war with Iran.
“I suspect many in this body won’t want a vote or a debate, because regime change in Russia is their actual objective, not defending Ukraine,” he added. “To achieve this goal, they’re willing to send billions to Kyiv that will line the pockets of corrupt officials just like we did in Afghanistan. We are sleep walking into a war, and the American people are left in the dark.” Rep. Gaetz concluded.
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