All of us were aware of exactly what was going on Capitol Hill at any given time. For their hostage negotiations, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, and Jon Tester (D-MT) planned to use Ukraine aid as a hostage to acquire their pet projects—the Green New Deal, government funding for Planned Parenthood—and their pet projects.
How did it end up like that? The Republican Party voted against help to Ukraine, as was well-publicized in the media. That’s how the media reported the story.
What is the truth of the matter? In order to pass their enormous spending bill, the Democrats cited Ukraine’s help as a pretext.
Congressional Democrats were using Ukraine funding to fund their friends at Planned Parenthood at the same time that Vladimir Putin was attacking a maternity hospital in Ukraine.
Here’s how it works. On the floor of the US Senate, Republican Ben Sasse (R-NE) pointed out that US funding to Ukraine amounted to merely 8/10ths of 1 percent of the $1.5 trillion budget. The footage was recorded by Seattle radio DJ Jason Rantz and posted on Twitter:
On Monday’s statewide radio show “Montana Talks,” I discussed the spending measure with Montana Congressman Matt Rosendale (R-MT):
Rep. Rosendale: That’s a great way, to sum up, the difficulty of passing legislation in Washington. It’s a Bubba burger, as my dear friend Mike Cuffe would say in the northwest corner of the state. Everything you could possibly need is on there.
In addition, Rosendale cited Planned Parenthood money and vaccination mandates as reasons for voting no to the big-spending plan. In addition, he claims that the law includes a significant increase in the IRS budget.
There are more IRS employees in Montana than there are highway patrol officers, according to Rep. Rosendale.