Republican Senator JD Vance of Ohio accused elites of “salivating” over the Ukraine war as a means to amass more power.
The United States has sent more than $100 billion in aid to Ukraine from Russia invaded on February 24, 2022 and announced in January that they would send 31 M1 Abrams main battle tanks after announcing a battery of MIM-104 Patriot surface-to-air missiles would be delivered in December. The Biden administration Announced plans to primarily ship 155-millimeter M864 artillery shells, known as dual-purpose enhanced conventional munitions (DPICM), to Ukraine, which deliver smaller explosive weapons over an area to target personnel and vehicles. (RELATED: ‘Funding both sides of the war’: Ted Cruz criticizes Biden, says $6 billion will help Iran build drones)
“We’re going to find out that between the Clintons and a number of private equity firms and hyper-global corporations, we’re going to find that people have gotten rich off of this and it’s really sad and really despicable because the Ukrainians didn’t invite the war on them.” themselves and I have disagreements with their leaders and not with the people, but you can almost see the elites in Washington and New York salivating to acquire more power and more money for themselves at the expense of the Ukrainian war effort,” Vance told Fox News anchor Jesse Watters “Anyone who doesn’t see this for what it is is blind to reality.”
Vance also took issue with the statements of a Ukrainian. spokesmanSarah Ashton-Cirillo, saying Ashton-Cirillo threatened Americans who expressed doubts or concerns about sending aid to Ukraine.
“I was surprised to learn that this is actually a real person who is actually purporting to represent the Ukrainian military which, of course, is funded almost entirely by American taxpayers,” Vance said. “Here’s the really crazy thing, Jesse: In the original video I was responding to, this person, this Ukrainian spokesperson, says that anyone who participates in Russian propaganda will be persecuted, literally threatening violence against anyone who participates in, quote, propaganda Russian. “
“But as you know, Jesse, several American journalists have been accused of engaging in Russian propaganda and several members of the United States Senate have been indicted,” Vance said. “So, are we really funding an army that threatens the free speech rights of people who disagree with Ukraine’s war effort? This is absurd and refutes the idea that everything is a matter of freedom and democracy. If this were about freedom and democracy, why do our paid guns threaten the free speech rights of all Americans?
Ashton-Cirillo denied that the comments in the video Vance referred to were a call for violence or a threat in a mail On twitter.
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