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‘Shocking and heinous proposal’ to send $44 billion to Ukraine as Americans suffer

Former Nevada Attorney General and Republican U.S. Senate nominee Adam Laxalt calls on Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) to oppose a ‘shocking and abhorrent proposal’ to send $44 billion to the Ukraine even as Americans face historic economic and social problems.

This week, 194 House Republicans voted with House Democrats to send $44 billion in US taxpayer money to Ukraine. Those Republicans include House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA ).

Cortez Masto has yet to comment on the proposal, but she had already voted months ago to approve $13 billion in taxpayer money for Ukraine. On Saturday, Laxalt called on Cortez Masto to oppose the foreign aid boondoggle.

“Nevadans did not send Senator Catherine Cortez Masto to Washington to ship $40 billion of our tax dollars to a war zone in Ukraine, while at the same time our families here at home face record high prices of gasoline, to crippling inflation, to the nation’s third highest unemployment rate and an open border that continues to fuel alarming spikes in drug-related deaths and sex trafficking,” Laxalt said in a communicated.

“I call on our Senator Masto to stand with Nevada’s struggling families and immediately announce that she will reject this shocking and odious proposal,” he continued. “For once, Senator Masto should break away from Washington’s failed policies and really focus on the issues here at home.”

In a post on Twitter, Laxalt explained why he opposes Ukraine funding:

The $40 billion in funding would go to refugees fleeing the region, the foreign military funding program and supporting economic and energy needs in Ukraine.

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