Posted: May 14, 2022 12:01 AM
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On May 12th, the United States Senate sought to unanimously pass a $40-billion-dollar aid package that would have funded Ukraine because of their ongoing war with the country of war. Unfortunately, the House of Representatives had already resoundingly passed the bill, with only 57 Republicans voting against it. The vote was met with extreme criticism by most conservatives, as the senate prepared the legislation before many legislative offices were even able to understand exactly where the funding was coming from. It seemed that Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer thought this would be an issue both parties could unanimously consent to without opposition. Luckily, there was the lone Republican from Kentucky who did just that.
Fiscal Hawk and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul stood in opposition to the unanimous vote, which would force a vote on the aid bill next week where all senators would be on the