Senator Marshall Criticizes Foreign Aid Package, That Sends Another Blank Check to Ukraine, On Senate Floor

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. took to the Senate Floor for an hour-long speech criticizing the $95 billion Foreign Aid Package that provides another blank check to Ukraine with no border security for America. Senator Marshall argued against another massive spending bill that does nothing to address our most immediate security threat to our nation, our wide open borders, and discussed the lack of transparency we’ve seen from Ukraine with the past over $113 billion we’ve already given. 

You may click HERE or on the image above to watch Senator Marshall’s full remarks. 

Highlights from Senator Marshall’s remarks include:

“You know, we’re just weeks away from our own government funding ending. We had a president’s budget which was due several weeks ago, we don’t have that budget. We’ve not done the funding for this year yet.”

“And yet, we’re moving on to a supplemental bill, of course, on the background of $34 trillion of debt.

“Couple things to point out about this supplemental bill – stating the obvious, there’s no border security in this bill, nothing to secure a border, we’re about to send almost $100 billion overseas without addressing our most immediate national security threat that our nation faces – our open southern border.”

“I want to start by saying that I’m unapologetic about being a patriot. A patriot is a person who puts America first.”

“As I take a look at these last four months up here, I realize that the White House negotiating on securing the border was actually a charade. They were never serious about it. And of course, it never made sense to the folks back home. Why would we have to beg the President of the United States to secure our own border? Why would we have to negotiate over that? Why would we have to give them Ukraine funding in return for a secure border? It makes sense to nobody.”

“Every state is now a border state due to fentanyl poisoning, which kills a person most every day in the state of Kansas. So I’m fighting for all those people that died. I just read this week, a young lady in Kansas who lost the last four members of her family from fentanyl poisoning. And most recently, over the past several weeks, lost a child to fentanyl poisoning. So I’m fighting for all those who have lost a loved one to fentanyl poisoning. And for all those people that are being human trafficked, as we speak, are being sex trafficked as well. So I’m fighting for all those people.”

“The President created this crisis. And even today the President could shut down the border. He has the legal authority today to shut down the border, to secure the border.”

“As leaders, we need to focus on priorities. And I think that’s what America is seeing right now. I think they’re seeing these two thirds of Republicans that voted against proceeding with this supplemental bill, we were folks who put our own national security first by securing the border first. But up here in DC, my friends across the aisle, the White House, they continue to put Ukraine funding as their priority.”

“There’s going to be those who judge today and tomorrow and say that I’m in the wrong, but it’ll take decades. It’s going to take decades for history to figure out who was right here, and who was wrong here. And as I’ve said before, I may be wrong on Ukraine. But I’m darn confident that securing the border should be our top priority right now. It’s our number one most immediate threat to our national security.”

“So as this debate concludes, it’s with an ill heart that I’ll go home, having lost this battle, and Americans are not going to understand that. But they are going to hold people accountable. Americans are going to hold people accountable that chose to move on from border security and fund foreign nations before we took care of our own homes.”

“Mr. President, I can promise you that I’m gonna always be a patriot first.”