Your gas tank is low and you’re not sure if you have an extra $20 to put in it? Grocery bill making you upset? You might even consider skipping breakfast because your wallet is so tight you can’t even afford it The year of raisin bran.
It doesn’t matter. None of these things matter. Or, at least, they are not as important as financing the Ukrainian war effort. So said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
In an interview with Fox News host Dana Perino, the Kentucky Republican responded to reports that Ukraine is “burning munitions faster than the United States and NATO can produce.”
“What is Biden’s responsibility to try to make sure that people in America — whose support for Ukraine is waning — will want to keep trying to help them?” Perino asked.
McConnell replied, “Well, I’m going to try to explain to the American people that the defeat of the Russians in Ukraine is the most important single event happening in the world right now.”
NEW – McConnell: “The defeat of the Russians in Ukraine is the single most important event happening 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 thing
Senator Mitch McConnell said that despite the many billions of taxpayer dollars that have already gone into Ukraine, the investment would actually “build us up big money in the future if the Ukrainians succeed.”
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That’s a big if.
In addition, he added, they are only asking for money, not employees, which is a relatively small amount – about 0.2% of GDP. Oh, and “Europeans are getting ahead” so we should too, apparently.
“There has to be bipartisan support for this,” he insists.
Meanwhile, a massive toxic chemical disaster is affecting East Palestine and Ohio right now, and FEMA has denied a request for disaster relief.
Biden’s dismissal. It would also be nice if the Senate GOP leadership were interested in helping anyone other than defense contractors and wealthy Europeans who think America is there to fight their wars, but Mitch McConnell has already declared that Ukraine is more important than Ohio. pic.twitter.com/w4qnmfK196
– Sean Davis (@seanmdav) February 16, 2023
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Ignore a poll showing Americans are getting tired of helping Ukraine
In the interview, McConnell brushed off public opinion suggesting that the American people were growing weary of funding the Ukrainian war effort.
A new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows that only 37% support sending taxpayer money to Ukraine, while 38% oppose it. 23% said they neither support nor oppose it.
“I’m sorry for the slippage of public opinion, but I want to reassure the American people that this is very important,” McConnell reassured.
He continued, “We need to stay together on a bipartisan basis in our country and stand up for these people who are bravely fighting for freedom and democracy in Ukraine.”
Mitch McConnell: “The defeat of the Russians in Ukraine is the single most important event happening in the world right now.”
The people of East Palestine in Ohio who have just lost their clean air and water will disagree.
– James Bradley (@JamesBradleyCA) February 16, 2023
The comments weren’t surprising, with McConnell echoing sentiments that Ukraine is the most important thing back in May.
“I think we all agree that the most important thing happening 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 happening in the world right now is the war in Ukraine.” pic.twitter.com/V2tGXz8psm
– American Firebrand (AmFirebrand) November 11, 2022
The most recent public opinion poll indicates that Americans view the economy, immigration, and crime as the top priorities to address. But this is only in their world.
And that doesn’t matter to Mitch McConnell. It will help you understand that soon enough.