Rep. Thomas Massie Calls for Immediate Halt to Ukraine Funding, Audit of What Has Already Been Sent
Representative Thomas Massie, a libertarian Republican from Kentucky, is calling for an immediate halt to any further funding to Ukraine and an audit of any monies that have already been delivered by the President and Congress.
Massie (R-KY) is coming off the heels of a resounding victory in his reelection bid last week.
The congressman took to social media on Monday and called to reel in out-of-control spending on the Ukraine war effort.
“We should immediately stop payments to Ukraine and begin a thorough audit of the $60 billion that Joe Biden and Congress have already sent there,” he wrote.
We should immediately stop payments to Ukraine and begin a thorough audit of the $60 billion that Joe Biden and Congress have already sent there.
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) November 14, 2022
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Thomas Massie Wants Ukraine Funding Stopped
Thomas Massie has been a rare voice of reason when it comes to government spending on Ukraine and in general.
A fiscal conservative from day one in Congress, he often votes in opposition to the wanton spending of taxpayer dollars regardless of the reasoning behind it.
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Massie raised the ire of former President Donald Trump when he tried to stall a $2.2 trillion coronavirus economic rescue plan early on in the pandemic.
“Throw Massie out of Republican Party!” Trump tweeted at the time.
When ever I see something like this. My reaction is almost always: Is that Thomas Massie? #sassywithmassie
We love Mr. No pic.twitter.com/mXCBevGYqK
— Mary Miller Stan #Millerhive (parody) (@MillerStanIL) March 17, 2022
If only Massie had been taken seriously, perhaps America wouldn’t be in the throes of historic inflation levels.
Massie joins Senator Rand Paul in demanding accountability for the ‘blank check’ spending for Ukraine.
Paul, also from Kentucky, managed to temporarily delay a $40 billion military aid package for Ukraine earlier this year, demanding access for an Inspector General to monitor how the funds are being spent.
What a novel idea. Of course, Republicans refused to back him, so the money went through.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) calls $40 billion military aid package to Ukraine “a gift” and blocks it from passing. pic.twitter.com/Lxfez8LApb
— The Recount (@therecount) May 12, 2022
RELATED: Congress Trying to Ram Through $50 Billion More for Ukraine Before GOP Takes Control of the House
Massie and Marjorie Taylor Greene Vote Against Russia-Ukraine Bills
Thomas Massie joined Marjorie Taylor Greene as the only two Representatives to vote against four separate bills that either reprimanded Russia or supported Ukraine in May.
Massie touted his efforts.
“Congress has voted for ten bills now that will put US citizens at risk, prolong the conflict in Ukraine, waste tax-payer money, increase domestic food and energy prices, and draw us further into this conflict. I have voted against all of them,” he said in a statement.
Here are the two Republicans who voted against four bills related to the Russia-Ukraine conflict https://t.co/XjwW7aGodj pic.twitter.com/oZKZ3GyeQU
— The Hill (@thehill) May 11, 2022
Greene, prior to the midterm elections, vowed that GOP control of the House would mean “not another penny will go to Ukraine.”
“Our country comes first. They don’t care about our border or our people,” she told supporters at a campaign rally.
Greene: Under Republicans, not another penny will go to Ukraine.. pic.twitter.com/PnhMDz3Gql
— Acyn (@Acyn) November 3, 2022
Massie last month mocked the House Progressive Caucus after they retracted a letter to President Biden urging him to engage in peace talks to end the war in Ukraine.
After just 24 hours, members of the congressional progressive caucus withdrew their letter urging the President to seek a peaceful resolution to the war in Ukraine.
At this point, I suppose it’s in order for me to withdraw my statement of appreciation for their courage. https://t.co/WUACv7l11g pic.twitter.com/tzXS4YEP0p
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) October 25, 2022
The Political Insider reported that lawmakers from both parties are reportedly seeking to lock in a staggering $50 billion in additional military aid for Ukraine before the new Congress is sworn in this January.
Massie criticized the proposal, noting it is more than what the United States spent in Afghanistan in any one year.
“Annual US spending in Afghanistan until we exited: $50 billion. US spending in Ukraine this year: $50 billion. No joke,” he wrote. “C’mon man, the military-industrial complex isn’t going to fund itself.”
Unfortunately, there are a lot more lawmakers from both political parties that are part of the military-industrial complex Ukraine spending bonanza than there are people more concerned about America.
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