07:42
Traffic jam:   1
$
92.7519
100.4425

Rand Paul Criticizes McConnell's Support for Standalone Foreign Aid Bill

10 February 2024
3164
2 min.
9
Rand Paul Criticizes McConnell's Support for Standalone Foreign Aid Bill

Paul vs. McConnell

In a scathing critique, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) lambasted Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Friday for his steadfast support of the controversial Plan B foreign aid bill. Paul denounced what he termed McConnell's "outrageous" backing, particularly decrying the bill's removal of crucial border security provisions.

Expressing profound dismay, Paul singled out his Senate colleagues for prioritizing foreign aid to Ukraine and Israel over addressing the pressing U.S.-Mexico border crisis. "It’s criminal neglect for Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer, and Joe Biden to get together to send $100 billion overseas to fix someone else’s border before addressing our border," Paul emphasized in a fiery interview with Fox Business’s Larry Kudlow.

Dismissing President Biden's assertion that withholding aid from Ukraine amounted to "neglect," Paul retorted that it was reprehensible to consider funding foreign militaries while ignoring the urgent domestic border situation. Despite Paul's vocal opposition, the bill, stripped of its border provisions by Schumer (D-N.Y.), proceeded in the Senate with a 64-19 vote on Friday evening.

Undeterred by the setback, Paul pledged to halt further progress on the $95.3 billion bill, denouncing it as "rotten" legislation. His actions drew sharp criticism from Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.), who disparaged Paul as a "peckerhead" for prolonging procedural steps into the Super Bowl weekend to pass the funding package.

Paul reiterated the gravity of the border crisis, emphasizing the influx of 700,000 individuals in the last two months alone. "We have an emergency, we have an invasion," Paul stressed, vowing to continue the fight alongside like-minded senators. Despite the collapse of the bipartisan border security deal, negotiated over months with the involvement of Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.), Paul remains resolute in his commitment to securing the border before allocating substantial funds overseas.

Persons7 and Companies2 in the news

Junior United States senator from Pennsylvania
1 place
Junior United States senator from Kentucky
2 place
Senior United States senator from Oklahoma
3 place
12th Director of the National Economic Council
4 place
United States Senate majority leader
5 place
46th President of the United States
6 place
Senior United States senator from New York
7 place
Fox Business
1 place
Section:
Source foto:
flickr.com

Discussion

Rating companies
JP Morgan Chase
15 Mention
Instagram
13 Mention
Tesla
12 Mention
Walt Disney Company
11 Mention
Nasdaq
9 Mention
Ford Motor Company
9 Mention
Netflix
9 Mention
X (Twitter)
8 Mention

NEW YORK NEWS

News from GlobalNY.biz is the freshest and most relevant information about high-profile events in the region. The task of the resource's news feed is to convey to readers with maximum accuracy and objectivity information about important events in business, politics, economy, healthcare, culture and other spheres of life in New York.
GlobalNY.biz news is a coverage of economic processes taking place in New York, the latest news of public life, incidents and an overview of political events. New York news is information about the activities of small and medium-sized businesses, the work of housing and communal services and utilities, the implementation of significant projects.
The site's journalists describe not only the life of the region, but also talk about the current state of the US economy. Everything you need to know about innovations in the field of industry and agriculture, economy and power is collected in the "News" section at GlobalNY.biz.
New York news quickly informs the reader, shows the real picture and opens up hot topics. Communication with government structures and business enables us to provide our readers with reliable, information-rich material. The main page of the portal contains the key news of New York!
Alena Potapova

Development Director
Population
8105201908
Died this year
9164526
Born this year
22546356