White Home Press Secretary Jen Psaki criticized Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) for voting towards an help package deal to assist the nation shore up its defenses towards Russian forces.
Earlier, Cotton nonetheless went on-line and claimed that Ukraine wants the very help he voted towards.
“No extra timidity and half measures. It is time to ship Ukraine the weapons wanted to finish this invasion.” he mentioned.
No extra timidity and half measures.
It is time to ship Ukraine the weapons wanted to finish this invasion.
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) March 16, 2022
Psaki later responded, saying that Cotton “had an opportunity final week to again his phrases with actions by voting for the safety help for Ukraine that the President introduced yesterday.”
“He and 30 of his fellow Senate Republicans voted towards that cash,” she added.
[email protected] had an opportunity final week to again his phrases with actions by voting for the safety help for Ukraine that the President introduced yesterday.
He and 30 of his fellow Senate Republicans voted towards that cash. https://t.co/yyZ3BQHL0j
— Jen Psaki (@PressSec) March 18, 2022
Cotton was one in all 31 Senate Republicans to vote towards Ukraine help, a listing that features Ted Cruz (Texas), Ron Johnson (Wisconsin), Rand Paul (Kentucky), Mitt Romney (Utah), and Marco Rubio (Florida).
The invoice in query offers $13.6 billion in help for Ukraine. Senators voted 68-31 on the invoice.
Cotton later claimed that Ukraine help “was <1% of an inflation-busting $1.5 trillion funds,” a declare that Democrats have famous underscores Republican hypocrisy contemplating that a lot of them defended former President Donald Trump when he was impeached for his notorious “quid professional quo” wherein he threatened to withhold help from Ukraine if they didn’t examine then-candidate Biden, his political opponent.
The help was <1% of an inflation-busting $1.5 trillion funds.
It ought to have been despatched *earlier than* the invasion, however Biden blocked it to keep away from offending Putin. @Pressec, why is Biden nonetheless shopping for Russian oil? https://t.co/58WTa1ygFV
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) March 18, 2022
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