(CNSNews.com) — House Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) and 10 of his Republican colleagues introdused a resolution today that, if passed, would express the sense of Congress that any additional military and financial aid to Ukraine must cease.
To date, the United States has allocated more than $110 billion in military, financial, and humanitarian aid to Ukraine, which was invaded by Russia in February 2022.
The measure is entitled the Ukraine Fatigue Resolution.
“President Joe Biden must have forgotten his prediction from March 2022, suggesting that arming Ukraine with military equipment will escalate the conflict to ‘World War III,'” said Gaetz in a press release.
At the #SOTU tomorrow, Joe Biden will tell us how much more we must do for Ukraine.
But why should we do more for a country that just rounded up dozens of its senior officials over overt corruption?
The answer is as simple as Hunter Biden’s life motto: a grifter’s gotta grift. pic.twitter.com/gYrZLUjGVN
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) February 6, 2023
“America is in a state of managed decline, and it will exacerbate if we continue to hemorrhage taxpayer dollars toward a foreign war,” he added. “We must suspend all foreign aid for the War in Ukraine and demand that all combatants in this conflict reach a peace agreement immediately.”
The resolution states that “since the war began in Ukraine, the United States is the top contributor of military aid to Ukraine compared to its counterparts” and has “appropriated more than $110,000,000,000 of military, financial, and humanitarian aid to Ukraine.”
The document also lists much of the military equipment that has been shipped or allocated to Ukraine, including over 1,600 Stinger anti-aircraft systems; over 8,500 Javelin anti-armor systems; over 50,000 other anti-armor systems and munitions; over 700 Switchblade Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems; 160 155mm Howitzers and up to 1,094,000 155mm artillery rounds; over 5,800 precision-guided 155mm artillery rounds; 1 Patriot air defense battery and munitions; 8 National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (NASAMS) and munitions; 20 Mi–17 helicopters; 31 Abrams tanks; 45 T–72B tanks; 109 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles; 90 Stryker Armored Personnel Carriers; 300 M113 Armored Personnel Carriers; and 250 M1117 Armored Security Vehicles.
“[A]s of August 30, 2022, Pentagon officials reported that United States munitions donated to Ukraine have severely depleted United States stockpiles, weakening United States readiness in the event of conflict,” reads the resolution.
It further notes that as of Nov. 10, 2022, approximately 40,000 civilians had been killed in the conflict and that “the United Nations has recorded 7,800,000 Ukrainian refuges across Europe.”
Republican co-sponsors of the resolution are Reps. Andy Biggs (Ariz.), Lauren Boebert (Colo.), Paul Gosar (Ariz.), Marjorie Taylor Greene (Ga.), Anna Paulina Luna (Fla.), Thomas Massie (Ky.), Mary Miller (Ill.), Barry Moore (Ala.), Ralph Norman (S.C.), and Matt Rosendale (Mont.).
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