Fox News’ Jesse Waters leaves a softie On Thursday night, Lindsey Graham faced Republican senators on why billions of dollars in American taxpayers appear to be flying out of the country while aid to struggling Americans dealing with numerous domestic crises hangs in the air in Congress.
Waters unveiled the latest example of this, a $40 billion aid package for Ukraine. The measure is expected to pass smoothly with support from both sides of the aisle until Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) opposes it.
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“Chewing gum but not walking much”
Waters wondered aloud why foreign aid was going through Congress, but America’s problems were being ignored: “We have a major infant formula crisis right now. Congress won’t even have hearings for a week, and in the meantime, Illegals are getting formula. They’ll tell us Congress can chew gum while walking, but all I see these days is chewing gum and rarely walking. “
He wasted no time in asking Graham why Americans were paying for Ukraine and solving pressing problems at home.
“Senator, you know how we feel about this. Obviously, we wanted to help Ukraine. But it was quickly swept away, like everything was done in Ukraine, like this, like that. Billions go out like thisAt the same time, Americans are looking around, ‘Hey Congress, where are we? ‘”
On this, Graham fully agreed with Waters, “I totally get it. That’s the problem with Ukraine – I think they ran out of money on weapons in mid-May. The Russian army is furious. They are running out of ammunition. They are no longer asking for any soldiers, they are no longer asking us to take over the sky.”
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Waters stopped him and replied, “I know, but Senator, we got our asses here. You know, come on. A year ago, when we saw the build-up coming, we should have put Give them these weapons.”
well done waters
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let the spin begin
It was here that Graham began to intervene in the almost certain “yes” votes he would vote for any future aid package for Ukraine. Graham is all for Waters, but with a little caveat.
“Amen,” Graham said. “Common sense tells you that Putin is not going to stop in Ukraine. Common sense tells you he is going to invade. Then the people who manage the border are also the people who are trying to stop Putin from entering Ukraine. If I think pulling the plug on Ukraine would make any problems here Better, I’ll take it, but our problems here won’t get better by letting Putin win in Ukraine, because he won’t stop.”
Jesse Waters interrupted Graham’s spin with the obvious question, “Senator, can’t we do both? Can’t we do the fast lane for America? Fast on everything abroad, we Can’t it be faster here?”
Once again, Senator Graham said very pleasantly,
“I’m with you. Why don’t we change our laws fast at the border? Why don’t we fast track oil and gas, right? Why don’t we drill for the oil and gas we have? I can’t argue with you. You argue that we should do more at home. We should have reasonable border policies. We don’t.”
Hey Senator, do you know anyone in Congress, maybe a Senator, who could actually do this instead of pretending to agree with it on TV?
Why on earth are you putting Lindsey Graham on the field? He says what you want to hear, but he never actually offers any help.
— Douglas Everts (@DouglasEverts) May 12, 2022
An obstacle for McConnell and Schumer?Rand Paul
Fortunately for America’s collective purse, the one thing holding back Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell from robbing the Treasury on behalf of foreigners is Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY).
Paul has Temporarily halt large-scale spending plans Both Schumer and McConnell hope to push through Congress before the week-long recess. Paul wants to make changes to the text of the bill, including letting the inspector general oversee how the funds are used.
But professionally, Jesse Waters concluded his discussion with Senator Graham: “We agree.” Watch the full interview here:
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