Matt Gaetz Steps Out Of Line On Ukraine
Rep. Matt Gaetz early this week took an extremely unpopular position within the D.C. swamp, saying just before President Biden's Tuesday night State of the Union address, "How much more for Ukraine? Is there any limit?"
From the swamp's point of view, he has certainly "stepped out of line"... but from the point of view of average Americans struggling to pay rising grocery, utility, and housing costs as billions of US tax dollars remain flowing to a corrupt foreign government, Gaetz in his lonely but outspoken stance is saying precisely what needs to be said at this late stage.
The Florida Republican went off in a House floor speech Monday: "How much more for Ukraine? Is there any limit?" And posed: "Which billionth dollar really kicks in the door? Which redline we set will we not later cross?"
He had earlier previewed Biden's State of the Union address in saying: "Tomorrow, President Biden will tell us how much more we must do for Ukraine," Gaetz said. "Look around your house. How much stuff is made in Ukraine, or even Russia for that matter?"
"So why Ukraine, a country that just rounded up dozens of senior leaders in its government over overt corruption?" Gaetz asked. "Perhaps the answer is as simple as the Hunter Biden life motto: the grifters gotta grift."
He emphasized the huge risk of D.C. pursuing its policy of arming Ukraine at all costs while inching toward nuclear-armed superpowers clashing, while at the same time most Americans find the Biden administration's rationale for the unprecedented defense aid for Kiev to be unclear.
"Why should we do more for a country that just rounded up dozens of its senior officials over overt corruption?" he asked the administration and its supporters.
At the #SOTU tomorrow, Joe Biden will tell us how much more we must do for Ukraine.— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) February 6, 2023
But why should we do more for a country that just rounded up dozens of its senior officials over overt corruption?
The answer is as simple as Hunter Biden's life motto: a grifter’s gotta grift. pic.twitter.com/gYrZLUjGVN
For many months now going back to last spring, Gaetz has warned fellow lawmakers and the public of a "bipartisan push to go to war with Russia" - which could unleash nuclear apocalypse.
Ironically, Joe Biden himself in so many words has warned of the same thing, in an October speech admitting that the risk of nuclear "Armageddon" is the highest it has been for 60 years, since the Cuban missile crisis.