Joe Biden’s war against Russia in Ukraine is now in year two.
There are warning signs all over the place.
And Mike Lee pointed out this uncomfortable truth about Ukraine Joe Biden tried to bury.
Utah Republican Senator Mike Lee appeared on Fox & Friends and pushed back on Joe Biden’s demands for a blank check for American taxpayers to fund the war in Ukraine.
America’s already spent $113 billion on Joe Biden’s war in Ukraine and Mike Lee called out NATO allies and other European allies for shirking their duty in funding the Ukrainian war effort and depending on the American people to provide for their national defense.
“So, if we’re going to spend that much on a conflict in Europe, especially in the name of the advance of NATO priorities, our NATO European allies need to pony up. And before we give another dime, before we give another penny, they should make sure that, number one, they bring up their defense spending so that it equals or exceeds 2% of their GDP. And number two, they need to spend the same percentage of their GDP on the Ukraine conflict as the United States did in 2022. It’s not too much to ask,” Lee began.
Co-host Steve Doocy asked Lee about an AP poll showing just 17 percent of Republicans think the United States should play a major role in the Ukraine war.
Lee scoffed at establishment Republicans like Lindsey Graham, Mitch McConnell, and Mitt Romney who ignore the will of their voters and pretend that there is near unanimous support in the GOP for an endless war in Ukraine against Russia.
“Yeah, it’s interesting. You would think from polling and watching the responses of members of Congress that the number would be more like 90 or 95%. But the military-industrial complex is a thing. The desire in Washington to increase government, the government’s response to everything, including a military response to a conflict with a near peer geopolitical adversary with a huge nuclear arsenal, is strong. And so, the American people need to speak up on this and make clear that, while we’re concerned about Putin, Putin’s a bad guy, and I hope sincerely that he’s stuck, this cannot be ours to fight, nor can it be ours to fund alone,” Lee concluded.
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