Senator Rand Paul appeared on the Laura Ingraham show this week and blasted the government for spending billions on the war in Ukraine while ignoring millions of Americans who are suffering.
He suggested that there is too much of a disconnect between people in Washington, DC and the rest of the country.
As an example, Paul talked about the people of Kentucky who have lost their homes due to recent flooding there.
FOX News reports:
Rand Paul blasts DC priorities: No one hit by severe Kentucky floods asked me to send more foreign aid
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., called out the “enormous disconnect” between Congress’ priorities and those of their constituents, as billions of taxpayer dollars have gone to foreign aid while people in his own state have little to no help with deadly flood recovery.
On “The Ingraham Angle,” host Laura Ingraham said much of Democratic officeholders’ collective platform is counter to the most pressing issues and crises facing Americans.
Paul appeared to agree, but added that in many cases, Republicans in his own party have legislated in a tone-deaf way themselves.
“There’s an enormous disconnect between those in Washington and those on the ground like in Kentucky. We lost 40 people to severe flooding recently in eastern Kentucky. Hundreds of homes were lost,” he said, as rural areas like Letcher County and further up the KY-15 corridor to Hazard were ravaged in July.
“I was just out there. Not one person said, ‘Can you please send more money to Ukraine?’ They said, ‘How come we’re a rich country and we’re having trouble digging our ditches, repairing our roads and all of the basic functions of government?'” Paul continued.
He contrasted the roughly $50 billion dollars sent to Kyiv with the fact Kentucky and much of Appalachia has struggled with serious infrastructure issues for decades.
Here’s the video:
Senator Paul is correct.
He needs to get more Senate Republicans in his corner on this.