On Thursday, speaking from Madrid, Spain, President Joe Biden announced another $800 million in new aid for Ukraine, which will reportedly include air defense systems and offensive weapons.
This is in addition to the $40 billion authorized by Congress in May tied to Ukraine's efforts to defend itself against a Russian invasion.
Shortly after that announcement, U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) reacted to Biden's pledge during an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show."
Carl said it was time to pump the brakes on the amount of aid earmarked for Ukraine.
"I want people to understand we don't know all the facts of what is going on over there," Carl said. "They don't have a real good history of managing money properly that was sent to them by other countries. But there is a war over there. We do need to support them. But I am not in the mood to send any more money over there. I would really have to see some changes and some questions, some hard questions answered we don't need to talk about on-air.
"But some hard questions answered from a security standpoint before I agree to send anything, more money because there's still, again, there's still plenty of money sitting there waiting there to be used. I don't understand what the Biden administration [is doing] other than to make themselves look positive. I mean, it's a political issue for them. He hasn't got too many political issues he can hang his hat on right now in a positive manner. That's my feeling, Jeff. I am not in support of sending any more money."
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