The money spent by the United States to defend Ukraine is a “deal”
Gov. Chris Sununu (R-NH), a potential 2024 candidate, told CNN’s ‘State of the Union’ on Sunday that the money the United States is spending to help Ukraine in the war against Russia is a “deal”.
Anchor Jake Tapper said: “According to CNN polls, about 40% of Republican voters support Donald Trump right now, about 36% support Ron DeSantis. You didn’t say that yesterday, so I guess my question is this: It’s a big part of the Republican Party that supports people who disagree with you about Ukraine’s vitality. Explain to a Republican voter out there, who is skeptical why it’s in the national interest, other than America’s notions of freedom, why is it in the national interest to support the in the war? »
Sununu said, “Let’s go. Yes, so if you let Russia come in and march on Ukraine, you put all of Eastern Europe in danger. You are putting all of our NATO allies there at risk. And then when a NATO ally is now in danger, now you really risk having to send potential American troops into the field, which nobody wants to see and shouldn’t happen. But if they start attacking NATO allies in Eastern Europe, that is now a much bigger problem. This sends a message to China, which wants to go after Taiwan aggressively, which creates a large majority of the technology we need for our daily lives. And it puts our consumers at risk, our manufacturers at risk, our economy at risk, if you allow that to happen. It’s going to hit home very, very quickly. I’ve heard people say, well, you know, no blank checks. I agree with that. No blank checks. We give about $50 billion in support to Ukraine. Understand this, $50 billion for not putting a single troop into the field, potentially defeating and decimating the Russian military, is less than 10% of our defense appropriations in a single year. I’m the most fiscally conservative governor in the country, and I’m telling you, it’s a deal. It’s a good effort to support our game and to support the game of our allies around the world.
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