Russia’s war on Ukraine is immoral and unjustified. Prolonging or expanding the war will only bring more devastation and suffering for the Ukrainian people, leaving them worse off and Americans no safer or more prosperous.
Recently, the Biden Administration expanded U.S. policy aims to include helping the Ukrainian military achieve ‘victory.’ However, the conditions and requirements to accomplish this result were left undefined.
Now, President Biden is asking for billions more in lethal aid for Ukraine...on top of on top of the roughly $54 billion in aid Congress has already authorized this year alone. It also comes as the Defense Department warns of ammunition stockpiles becoming “uncomfortably low” as a result of weapon transfers to Ukraine.
America is struggling with record-setting inflation, outrageous debt, and energy depletion, among several other issues. Before any additional aid is approved, the Biden Administration and Congress need to define how additional funding will benefit U.S. interests and what their strategy is to bring about an end to the war in Ukraine.
Exercising oversight is an essential duty of our representatives in Washington, particularly when it comes to high-stakes questions of U.S. foreign policy. It is a mistake for Congress to fast-track yet another massive aid package to Ukraine when the Biden Administration has repeatedly sent confused and mixed signals about its desired end-state in Ukraine.
It’s time to stop acting without thinking through the risks and consequences.