Earlier this month, U.S. Senate hopeful Katie Britt criticized Congress for moving to authorize a $40 billion appropriation for Ukraine as the domestic woes piled up here at home.
Britt argued Congress should have looked for solutions to the baby formula shortage and border crises before acting on behalf of Ukraine.
Except for U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise), the Alabama congressional delegation voted to authorize the $40 billion. Among the members was her opponent in the U.S. Senate GOP primary, U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville).
During an appearance on Tuesday's broadcast of Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," Brooks criticized Britt of flip-flopping on her support for Ukraine appropriations.
Brooks cited a March 24 AL.com story that quoted Britt as saying the United States "must take every available step" to aid Ukraine and contrasted that to Britt's remarks on Sirius-XM radio on Saturday.
"[I]t's one thing to talk the game," Brooks said. "It's another thing to back it up with action. And so, we have legislation that would have helped [Ukraine], that would also have helped our own military. And then Katie Britt -- she waits until I vote. And then, having seen how I vote, she immediately goes to the different groups that oppose that legislation and says, 'Oh no, I wouldn't have voted like Mo Brooks. I'd had voted against this thing.'
"Well, let me be clear about this $40 billion. OK, first, it is spread out over a three-year period of time. The news media doesn't tell you that. Let me also mention that most of that money is spent on jobs for Americans in America. For example, about $9 billion of it is to replenish our weaponry stockpiles, particularly our Javelins, our Stingers, a lot of other munitions to replace that which has been sent over to [Ukraine] to help them fight and defend their country, as Katie Britt said just a few weeks ago she was for. Most of the people don't realize this money is being spent in the United States of America on behalf of our military forces."
Brooks said a portion of the $40 billion was also being used for humanitarian purposes as refugees flee the war-torn landscapes of Ukraine.
"Katie Britt needs to step up to the plate where our allies ask us for help as they have done given this [brutality] by the Russian regime headed by an evil Vladimir Putin," Brooks said. "So, Katie Britt, you can't have it both ways. She flip-flops on a regular basis. But I mention those two votes just to give you an idea of how she waited until I voted, and then she took the exact opposite position each time, trying to exploit that to her advantage. That's not leadership, and that's certainly not being consistent or strong for America or national defense capabilities."
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