During a Thursday night appearance on FNC’s hit show “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia demanded that a full audit of the aid sent to the Ukraine be conducted. To effect such an audit, she is reintroducing a bill that would require one.
Speaking on that to Tucker, she said “It’s going to force Congress to give the American people an audit. And that is exactly what the American people need, an audit of Ukraine, because we have no idea where all this money’s going.”
Well, she then proceeded to follow through on that demand Friday morning, introducing just such a bill. The Washington Examiner, reporting on it, said:
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has reintroduced a bill that would force an audit of all military aid the United States has sent Ukraine since the Russian invasion one year ago.
Greene’s legislation comes as the U.S. has committed tens of billions of dollars in military assistance since Russia invaded Ukraine last February. The Georgia Republican introduced the resolution of inquiry in the House on Friday, marking the one-year anniversary of the invasion.
The same Washington Examiner article also reports that the bill would call “on President Joe Biden, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, and Secretary of State Antony Blinken to hand over all documents or financial statements detailing “purchases, recipients, and government expenditures” that were “directed to the nation of Ukraine — whether in regard to military, civilian, or financial aid.‘”
Specifically, “The resolution requests all financial documents recorded between Jan. 20, 2021, before the invasion, to Friday, the anniversary of the start of the war. The request directs information to be handed over within the next 14 days.”
In addition to his conversation about the Ukraine situation with MTG, Tucker Carlson sounded off on the Ukraine aid during his monologue, saying:
“[The Biden Administration is a collection of] Silly, ineffectual buffoons. The world is laughing, the adults are laughing. and in this country it’s a measure of our media’s total corruption that no one ever asks anyone in the Biden administration what the United States is hoping to accomplish in Ukraine. As long as it takes to do what exactly?
“Now, the original answer was, well, to push Russia back to where it was a year ago before it invaded Ukraine and that seemed like a reasonable and measurable objective. The public seemed behind that. Then, without fanfare or even official notice, the goal changed and became taking the Russian port of Crimea just because it would be nice to have that. Always, wanted it. Why not take it now?
“Then the goal became overthrowing Putin and putting American tanks in Red Square because sure, we could manage Russia once we overthrow the dictator. We’re good at that. We did it in Iraq. We did it in Libya. Now the objective appears to be winning World War III against both Russia and China, a war that would, by definition, include the use of nuclear weapons and the deaths by incineration of hundreds of millions of people.
“At this point, there is no limit to the war in Ukraine. It is all that matters. The war in Ukraine is the focus of the entire U.S. government, all branches, both parties. It is also, as our own economy degrades as huge companies lay off thousands, the war in Ukraine is one of our main expenses.”
He also exposed the immense scale of the aid so far provided to Ukraine, saying:
Well, to make it easier, let’s pretend we’d only spent 100 billion in Ukraine so far. We know we have. What can we do with $100 billion here in the United States. For one thing, and this is kind of in the news recently, we could modernize our rail system to avoid the thousand derailments we have every year and the mushroom clouds over Ohio that sometimes result from them. $100 billion is more than five times the entire discretionary budget of the Department of Transportation. There’s just 13 billion in the DOT’s budget for transit and less than $3 billion for Amtrak. Remember that? The artery that connects the cities on the East Coast. Then there’s the FAA. That’s the government agency that sought to prevent planes from crashing into each other and killing hundreds of Americans.
The FAA got $20 billion in the last budget. $20 billion! So given that planes seem to be coming very close to hitting each other lately, it might be worth funding the FAA a little more. Oh, but no Zelenskyy’s political party needs it.
So, given the scope, doesn’t MTG’s resolution seem reasonable? Shouldn’t we know where the $100 billion went?
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