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Katie Britt slams Congress on $40B Ukrainian aid package — ‘Finish building the wall’

Increased scrutiny is needed of the proposed $40 billion Ukrainian aid package recently approved by the U.S. House of Representatives, according to Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Katie Britt.

During a weekend interview with Breitbart News Network, Britt took Congress to task for prioritizing foreign spending items over addressing outstanding domestic issues.

The candidate also praised U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) for his efforts to block a vote on the aid package until a method could be established to monitor how the money would be spent by the Eastern European country.

“What is Congress doing? They’re looking to spend $40 billion that we don’t have in Ukraine,” Britt told host Matthew Boyle. “And let me tell you, I am all about helping and supporting the Ukrainian people against Russia, but we have to be smart about this. We have too many ‘Yes’ men and women and politicians in D.C. that just do what they’re told instead of asking tough questions. And I’m thrilled to see we have some people in the Senate that are willing to say ‘Whoa, whoa, whoa. We want to help, but let’s make sure this is done right.'”

Britt went on to insist that the current baby formula shortage and illegal immigration crisis were issues that required the attention of Congress.

“[G]osh, if you’ve got $40 billion, what would you do? You would finish building the wall,” asserted Britt. “First and foremost, you would handle the baby formula shortage so that we’re not in crisis that moms and dads across this nation are not in crisis. Unfortunately, we have way too many people in D.C. that the last time they had to feed a child was you know, a solid 62 years ago.”

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Britt will face U.S. Army veteran Mike Durant and U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) in the May 24, 2022, Republican primary election.

Dylan Smith is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL

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