Sen. Rand Paul Filibusters Against Ukraine Aid Bill

The Guardian reports:

Rand Paul has launched a talking filibuster in protest of the $95bn foreign aid package making its way through the Senate, $60bn of which would be sent to Ukraine and $14bn of which would be directed to Israel. In a rambling speech, Paul addressed disparate topics like Covid-19 vaccinations and immigration.

On the topic of foreign aid, Paul focused on bipartisan support for the military spending, invoking the popular idea in pro-Trump circles of a “uniparty” controlled by establishment Democrats and Republicans alike. “Really, there only is one party when you get down to it,” said Paul. “This is a secret you’re not supposed to expose in Washington.”

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