After sending well over $100 billion in cash and military equipment to Ukraine last year even as the U.S. military contracted, President Joe Biden’s push for even more government intervention in the ongoing war has been met with increased opposition.
In an apparent attempt to gain the approval of the GOP-led House, the White House tucked its latest request — $24 billion — into a larger bill that also includes funding for disaster relief and other domestic issues.
For his part, U.S. Senate candidate Bernie Moreno of Ohio described the proposal as evidence that a “uniparty” actually controls the federal government.
The Republican businessman sat down for an interview with Breitbart News host Matthew Boyle to discuss the White House’s latest request for U.S. assistance to Ukraine.
“Our simple expectation is that they are going to use that money to support Americans and America,” Moreno advised. “I’m very empathetic to the people of Ukraine, but at the end of the day, I’m dramatically more concerned about the people in America.”
A disingenuous ploy to link more Ukrainian assistance to important domestic projects is designed to put opponents in a difficult position, he said.
Biden wants to tie the money to Maui and East Palestine to Ukraine funding.
So if you don’t vote for one, you get none.
He’s literally holding Hawaii and Ohio hostage.
McCarthy needs to force a separate aid package for Hawaii and for East Palestine that doesn’t include a…
— Joey Mannarino (@JoeyMannarinoUS) August 13, 2023
“To try to tie both things together and have one vote to give both sides cover is exactly what’s called the uniparty,” Moreno added. “And that way, we can say, ‘I voted for disaster relief for Maui and East Palestine.’”
Explaining that he is currently running for a seat in the Senate in hopes of addressing some of the nebulous ways that political pet projects on both sides of the aisle are pushed through Congress.
“These things should be separated,” he said. “There should be rules in Washington, D.C., where politicians are forced to vote on one specific topic at a time so that we know who people vote and how they feel about that one topic and they can’t hide behind these commingling of bills, which is ridiculous.”
The “uniparty” threat Moreno identified is just one of the issues plaguing the United States that he hopes to tackle from the Senate.
“I’m running because I don’t want to be part of the first generation in American history that hands this country over to our kids and our grandkids, and it’s a worse place than where we found it,” he concluded.