Rand Paul Slams ‘Corrupt’ Zelensky for ‘Begging for More Money’

Republican Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has slammed Ukraine’s President Zelensky for “begging” American taxpayers “for more money.”

During a Fox Business interview, the senator doubled down on his opposition to the U.S.-led endless war in Ukraine.

Paul also accused Zelensky of leading a “corrupt regime.”

“It’s not even just going to armaments,” Paul said.

“You realize we’re funding the pension of their government workers and we complain about bloated government here.

“They’ve got bloated government and they’ve got corruption.

“And the American taxpayer, people are struggling in our country, are asked to fund it.

“I think it’s wrong. And I think most of the American people, frankly, are with me.”

The senator also noted that Zelensky has canceled democracy in the country.

“They’ve canceled the elections,” he noted.

“What kind of democracy has no election?

“Next year, Zelensky said he’s not going to have an election because it would be inconvenient during the war and would be expensive.”

“If you don’t have elections, who in the world will be supporting a country that’s not a democracy?

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“They’ve banned the political parties, they’ve invaded churches, they’ve arrested priests.

“So, no, it isn’t a democracy. It’s a corrupt regime.”

“The Russians are worse,” Paul continued.

“But at the same time, we don’t always have to pick some side to be on.

“But the ultimate reason I’m against this is we don’t have the money.

“And when we borrow more money, it leads to more inflation, leads to more likelihood of recession in our country.

“And so we just can’t keep doing it.”

“We are about $1.5 trillion dollars in debt for this year,” Paul further urged.

“Over the last three months, we’ve accumulated almost a trillion dollars in three months.

“The total is $33 trillion, so we don’t have like an extra rainy day fund or a surplus we can send them.”

“We have to borrow the money from China to send to Ukraine, so no matter what your sympathies are in the war, and I am sympathetic to Ukraine fighting off the Russian aggressors, but at the same time I think it’s irresponsible to think about their country before I think about my country,” he added.


Earlier this week in the Senate, Paul vowed hold up any spending bill to fund the government beyond September 30 to avert a shutdown if it includes aid to Ukraine.

“When will the aid requests end?” he asked.

“When will the war end?

“Can someone explain what victory looks like?”

Several Biden officials provided answers to Paul’s questions Thursday.

According to Democrat President Joe Biden’s administration, the funding will go on “as long as it takes.”

The comments from Paul come as renowned investigative reporter Seymour Hersh has made explosive allegations about the war in Ukraine.

As Slay News reported earlier, Hersh claims that the West’s push to fund the “war effort” in Ukraine is “all lies.”

According to Hersh, the war is already “over” and “Russia has won.”

The award-winning journalist says the CIA is leading a media campaign to convince the public that the war is ongoing to continue to flow of tax dollars to Ukraine.

READ MORE: Seymour Hersh Claims Ukraine ‘War Effort’ Is ‘All Lies’: ‘The War Is Over – Russia Has Won’

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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