There’s nothing a stodgy, old RINO loves more than war.
They have a special fondness for foreign wars, which just so happens has been a major tenant of the Republican Party before Donald Trump emerged with his Make America Great Again agenda.
Before Trump, the Bush-era Republicans constantly pushed for more war funding while destroying the U.S. economy and adding to the national debt in the process. Not to mention, the countless American lives that were lost to do the Republican (and Democrat) Middle East war lust.
Obama was no different. He spent trillions upon trillions of taxpayer money on high-tech drones used to kill innocent women and children — a true war criminal. This highlights the diminishing differences between Democrats and RINOs as they both have a murderous bloodlust for war and overseas military conflicts.
However, luckily for us, the Republican Party is quickly being usurped by America First conservatives who want nothing to do with foreign wars and needless military conflicts. Spurred by Donald Trump and his MAGA agenda, these lawmakers seek to create the greatest quality of life for U.S. citizens — not foreign invaders or allies overseas.
Mitch McConnell is one of the last remaining RINO swamp figures in a Republican leadership role. He solidified his standing within the RINO coalition on Sunday when he called on Joe Biden to declare Russia a state sponsor of terrorism.
McConnell shared the comments during a press call from Stockholm on Sunday after meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Saturday.
“I think it’s a good idea and I would support that,” he told reporters. “The president could do it on his own and I would urge him to do it.”
McConnell’s words followed a resolution made last Tuesday by South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham and Connecticut Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal that called for Russia to be listed as a state sponsor of terrorism.
The resolution urged Secretary of State Antony Blinken to add the designation to Russia over its invasion of Ukraine.
The U.S. currently lists only four nations as state sponsors of terror. The nations include Cuba, Iran, North Korea, and Syria.
Full text of the Graham-Blumenthal resolution calling for designation of Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism 🔽🔽 pic.twitter.com/s0nEqRhxfm
— Toby Douthat (@tobydouthat) May 10, 2022
McConnell also gave assurance to Zelensky that he will receive another $40 billion in taxpayer-funded aid despite opposition from some members of the Republican Party.
“What I assured him — as this is an all-Republican delegation — is that support for Ukraine and this war against the Russians is bipartisan,” McConnell said.
The Senate leader referred to Republican opposition to the bill as “World War II isolationism” — as if somehow that didn’t work? We won the war after all…
Perhaps the only remaining pro-liberty, pro-freedom, small government Senator Rand Paul voted against a resolution that would allow the spending package to proceed.
My oath of office is to the U.S. Constitution, not to any foreign nation. Congress is trying yet again to ram through a spending bill – one that I doubt anyone has actually read – and there’s no oversight included into how the money is being spent.
— Rand Paul (@RandPaul) May 13, 2022
America First Rep. Andy Biggs had similar sentiments.
I'm voting against tonight's reckless $40B Ukraine spending bill.
Pelosi rushed the bill to the House floor without hearings or time for members to adequately review the bill.
I oppose Russia's invasion of Ukraine, but we can't help Ukraine by spending money we don't have. pic.twitter.com/z2mgJkYN51
— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) May 10, 2022
The chances of backing down from this war are slim as it seems the heavy-hitters on both sides of the aisle are rooting for it.