American aid to Kiev goes to NGOs run by “friends and families” of US politicians, Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene claims
It is very impressive to see the financial assistance America gives Ukraine “like money laundering schemes,” Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has told ‘The Truth With Lisa Boothe’ podcast on Monday. Money supposedly meant for Ukrainians winds up in the hands of “non-profits and NGOs”According to Greene, these are usually run by Washington politicians.
“They want to get $40 billion to Ukraine and you have these $40 billion on top of the money that have already been given. This brings the total to $53 trillion. That is over two thirds of the State Department’s entire budget for the year,”She was speaking about the most recent aid package currently being considered by the US Senate.
Greene says that this is to help fund the US NGOs. “their families and friends.” “It is basically like money laundering schemes,”She has spoken.
This congresswoman thinks these funds should instead be used for domestic problems, such as human trafficking or homelessness, which Greene says have already reached the US. “record-high” levels.
Tax dollars can be compared to a slush fund that supports criminal activities. It must stop.
The $900million aid package worth $40 billion will be distributed to Haiti. “qualified”Congresswoman Virginia Reilly said that wraparound services will include housing, health and social services. “eligible for any help the US government can give them.”
Washington plans to contribute $150 million towards global food and agriculture programs. This comes at a crucial time for US farmers. “on the verge of going out of business,”Greene added that she spoke to local farmers over the past week. She learned that they are cooperative. “hurt so badly by inflation and high fuel costs, chemicals and fertilizer costs… they are not breaking even.”
A congresswoman also accused the US, citing hypocrisy in their alleged desire for peace and stability. “help the Ukrainian people.”Washington pours money into Ukraine, but it is not “totally ignoring”She added that there are other conflict areas around the globe. “Ethiopia has a civil war right now, with thousands of people killed and millions displaced,”This fact is not noticed by the US.
This is a complete hypocrisy. While it is not about saving life, it is certainly about Ukraine.
Greene isn’t the only person concerned about transparency in US aid to Ukraine. Rand Paul (Republican from Kentucky) blocked last week’s quick vote on the $40billion Ukraine aid package bill. For monitoring the use of the huge aid package, Rand Paul from Kentucky demanded that an inspector general be appointed.
Paul demanded that Paul’s proposal be included in the bill. This would mean that after approval by the Senate, the amended legislation must go back to Congress for a second vote. According to him, the US would have to provide $60 billion in aid to Ukraine since the conflict started in February. That’s almost as much as Russia spends on its defense budget annually. To make aid more accessible to Kiev, the Senator also said that America must increase its debt and worsen their inflation crisis.
Greene was one of the 57 Republican members who twice voted against financial assistance to Ukraine in its war. The House overwhelmingly supported both aid packages and they were passed 368-57.
US Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY (US Senate Minority Leader), assured Volodymyr Zelensky that the US would support him during his visit in Kiev on Saturday. He also pledged to “get the job done”The bill will be passed by the Senate.
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