On Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken made his case before the Senate Appropriations Committee for why the United States should support both Israel and Ukraine in their ongoing conflicts.

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) has firmly opposed the continued funding of Ukraine and pairing Ukraine aid with support for Israel. He appeared on Fox News Channel’s "The Ingraham Angle" Tuesday, where he doubled down on his opposition to funding the wars and said the Biden administration needs to focus on protecting American citizens rather than sending money abroad.

"A clown show, that's exactly what it is," Tuberville said, referring to Blinken's latest proposal. "On the Hill, they look for any kind of crisis to make money, borrow money. You know we're printing over $100,000 a minute right now just to pay for all this stuff. We don't have the money. We're borrowing money from China, you know, the people that we're actually supposed to be preparing a war for in the near future. It's an absolute clown show."

Tuberville said he fully supports Israel but not at the expense of American health and safety, particularly when it comes to illegal immigration at the southern border.

"We're all looking at Ukraine, we're looking at Israel now — we've got to do something at the border," he said, "And that's what we should do as Republicans, stand up and say, 'Listen, we're all for Israel. What a travesty that was, but unless they do something for the American people at the border because we're in trouble down there, if we don't do something, you don't get anything.'"

He continued, "We better get back to worrying about the problems of this country first. We're declining as a nation, and if we don't make our country stronger and stronger, we're going to have huge problems outside our borders."

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