Low on gas tank and you’re not sure if you have an extra $20? Has the grocery bill bummed you out? Maybe you’re even thinking about skipping breakfast because your wallet is too thin and you can’t afford it. Generic Raisin Bran.
No matter. None of these things matter. Or, at least they’re not as important as financing Ukraine’s war effort. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said.
In an interview with Fox News host Dana Perino, the Kentucky Republican responded to reports that Ukraine is “burning through ammunition faster than the United States and NATO can produce them.”
“What is Biden’s responsibility to try to make sure that the American people — whose support for Ukraine is softening — will want to continue trying to help them?” Perino asked.
McConnell responded: “Well, I’m going to try to help convince the American people that defeating the Russians in Ukraine is the most important thing in the world right now.”
NEW – McConnell: “Defeating the Russians in Ukraine is the most important thing in the world right now.”pic.twitter.com/H8RkVKAhno
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) February 16, 2023
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McConnell: Ukraine is the most important issue
Senator Mitch McConnell argued that despite billions of taxpayer dollars already going to Ukraine, the investment would actually “save a lot of money on our roads if the Ukrainians succeed.”
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That’s a big if.
Also, he added, they are only asking for money, not workers, and that is a relatively small amount – about 0.2% of our gross domestic product. Oh, and “Europeans are moving on” so should we, apparently.
“There should be bipartisan support for this,” he stressed.
Meanwhile, a massive toxic chemical disaster is affecting East Palestine, Ohio, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has denied requests for disaster relief.
Impeach Biden. It would also be nice if the GOP leadership in the Senate were willing to help anyone other than defense contractors and rich Europeans who think America exists to fight their wars, but Mitch McConnell has already declared Ukraine more important than Ohio. pic.twitter.com/w4qnmfK196
— Sean Davies (@seanmdav) February 16, 2023
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Polls show Americans tired of helping Ukraine
In the interview, McConnell dismissed the public opinion that the American people are getting tired of funding the war effort in Ukraine.
A new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows that only 37% favor sending taxpayer dollars to Ukraine, while 38% oppose. Another 23% said they were neither for nor against.
“I’m sorry public opinion is slipping, but I want to reassure the American people that this is very important,” McConnell assured.
“Our country must stand together on a bipartisan basis and protect these people who fought bravely for Ukraine’s freedom and democracy,” he continued.
Mitch McConnell: “Defeating the Russians in Ukraine is the most important thing in the world right now.”
People in East Palestine Ohio who just lost their clean air and water would beg to differ.
— James Bradley (@JamesBradleyCA) February 16, 2023
The comments are not surprising, as McConnell echoed the sentiment that Ukraine was the most important issue going back to May.
“I think we all agree that the most important thing in the world right now is the war in Ukraine,” he told reporters at the time.
Flashback: Mitch McConnell says “I think we all agree that the most important thing in the world right now is the war in Ukraine.” pic.twitter.com/V2tGXz8psm
— American Firebrand (@AmFirebrand) November 11, 2022
The latest public polling indicates that Americans view the economy, immigration and crime as the most important priorities to address. But that is in their world.
And it doesn’t matter to Mitch McConnell. He will help you understand soon.