White House Hits Cotton For Not Backing Ukraine Security Assistance

(RepublicanInformer.com)- Last Wednesday after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addressed a joint session of Congress, Arkansas Republican Senator Tom Cotton tweeted that the United States must stop offering “timidity” and “half measures” and send Ukraine the weapons they need to stop the Russian invasion.

The too-online White House took issue with Cotton’s tweet. In a Twitter thread on Friday, press secretary Jen Psaki griped that Cotton could have backed up “his words with actions” the week before by voting for the $1.5 trillion omnibus spending bill that included $13.6 billion in aid for Ukraine.

Republicans who voted against the $1.5 trillion spending bill argued from the start that the aid to Ukraine should not be tied to a bill that was ostensibly to “fund the government” and prevent a shutdown.

But this is how Democrats operate. They slip a crucial bit of spending into an onerous, untenable trillion-dollar-plus bill so when Republican vote against spending another $1.5 trillion, Democrats can point at the tiny little crucial bit and say, “See?!”

That’s exactly what Psaki did. She called out the 31 Senators who voted against another $1.5 trillion in spending and accused them of voting against aid for Ukraine.

Democrats did the same thing in early 2021 when they slipped a tiny bit of funding for police into the massive “American Rescue Plan” COVID “relief” spending bill. And after Republicans voted against the bill, Jen Psaki had the gall to claim it was Republicans, not Democrats who wanted to defund the police.

It’s disingenuous. But, that’s how Democrats do things.

Cotton, however, didn’t let Psaki get away with it.

In response to Psaki’s disingenuous tweet, Cotton pointed out that the aid to Ukraine amounted to less than one percent of the massive “inflation-busting $1.5 trillion budget.” He argued that the $13.6 billion should’ve been sent to Ukraine before Russia invaded the country.