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Last week, nearly the entire Alabama congressional delegation voted to authorize $40 billion in aid for Ukraine in its defense against a Russian invasion. The lone exception was U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise), who acknowledged it was a difficult decision.

Among those voting in the affirmative was U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville), a candidate for the U.S. Senate. However, Brooks' opponent, former Business Council of Alabama CEO and president Katie Britt, said there were other priorities Congress should have considered before allocating the $40 billion for Ukraine.

During an interview with Sirius-XM Radio's The Patriot, Britt told Breitbart News host Matt Boyle that the U.S.-Mexico border wall and the shortage of baby formula should take precedent over Ukraine aid.

Breitbart · Katie Britt - May 14, 2022

"[W]hat is Congress doing?" Britt said. "They're looking to send $40 billion that we don't have to Ukraine. And let me tell you, I am all about helping and supporting the Ukrainian people against Russia. But we have to be smart about this. We have too many 'yes' men and women and politicians in D.C. that just do what they’re told instead of asking tough questions. And I'm thrilled to see we have some people in the Senate willing to say, 'Whoa, whoa, whoa-- we want to help but let's make sure this is done right.'

“If you’ve got $40 billion, what would you do? You would finish building the wall. First and foremost, you would handle the baby formula shortage so that we’re not in crisis -- that moms and dads across this nation are not in crisis. Unfortunately, we have way too many people in D.C. that the last time they had to feed a child was, you know, a solid 62 years ago. And you think about this, and you look at our manufacturing. What we should be doing right now is investing in onshoring our manufacturers. You know you look at the semiconductors, you look at medicines -- 90% of our antibiotics are made in China."

Britt said she continues to say that the best thing we could do for Ukraine is the best aid we could give to the world: restarting American energy.

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