Biden Asks Congress for $33B to Keep War Going in Ukraine
Wants to sell illegally seized Russian yachts to fund the war
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Developing: President Joe Biden asked Congress to keep the war machine rolling on Thursday and asked for $33 billion in additional funding for Ukraine as Kyiv tries to fight back against the Russian invasion.
Biden, who has already armed Ukraine with a historic amount of weapons, said he wants $20.4 billion from the funding to go toward “military assistance” for the Ukrainians. Biden admitted that the price tag is “not cheap,” but essential if Washington is going to stand with Kyiv.
“We either back the Ukrainian people as they defend their country, or we stand by as the Russians continue their atrocities and aggression in Ukraine every day,” he said.
Gerald Celente, the publisher of The Trends Journal, took to Twitter to criticize the decision and posted, “Warmongers on Parade, stop stealing our money to keep the killing machine going. US headed down the financial crapper, GDP declining, crime rising, infrastructure rotted & Brain-dead Biden wants to take $33B for weapons of death to Ukraine.”
CNBC reported: The administration said this is intended to equip Kyiv and European partners with additional artillery, armored vehicles and anti-armor and anti-air capabilities, accelerate cyber capabilities and advanced air defense systems, and help clear landmines and improvised explosive devices.
Ron Klain, Biden’s chief of staff, signaled that the White House could support the seizure of Russian yachts to fund the Ukrainian support.
He tweeted an Axios report that said the administration proposed the move. It is worth noting that these oligarchs have not been charged with a crime and, in many cases, have nothing to do with the war.
The report pointed out that the House passed a bill on Wednesday that floated the idea.
Klain tweeted, “Seize yachts, fund the war.”
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