Add U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) to the growing list of Capitol Hill Republicans who oppose increasing the level of funding for Ukraine.
During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," Moore, who is running against fellow U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) for the GOP nod in the first congressional district, called the pursuit of more money for Ukraine to be an "America Last" approach.
"I think the chamber may be slow to wake to the will of the American people," he said. "I haven't voted for the supplemental funding to Ukraine. We've got a border wide open. The southern U.S. border is wide open right now, and we're sending money to Eastern Europe to secure a border over there. The last supplemental was $40 billion. And, of course, I voted against that as well. I've voted against all of them. I think the people are waking up."
"This America Last approach here in Washington, D.C., where we want to send all of our funds to other countries — we're going to borrow money from China to send to Ukraine. It just does not make sense. I think it is going to be tough for them to get any more money for Ukraine at this point. I think the House has to hold the line. Speaker [Mike] Johnson has made it clear the first border that we need to be securing is the border in the U.S. That is currently the biggest threat currently to the U.S., and that's something that we can address rather quickly."
Moore argued it was in the United States' best interest to get its own "house in order" before advancing the interests of Ukraine and other nations.
Jeff Poor is the editor in chief of 1819 News and host of "The Jeff Poor Show," heard Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon on Mobile's FM Talk 106.5. To connect or comment, email [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @jeff_poor.
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