Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) reportedly stated during the Republican primary debate on Wednesday night at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, that the United States was not in decline and that it was crucial that the United States continue to support Ukraine’s conflict with Russia.
“90% of the resources that we send over to Ukraine is guaranteed, it’s a loan. 90% of the money that we send over there is loaned. Well, we could talk about this. But at the end of the day, 90% of the money that we send over there is actually in the form of a loan.” Scott said
“It’s not actually being paid by Ukraine, It’s paid by the NATO, our NATO allies. I will say, let’s debate, the fact that our national vital interest is in degrading the Russian military. By degrading the Russian military, we actually keep our homeland safer, we keep our troops at home. And we all understand Article 5 of NATO.” he continued.
“So at the end of the day, when you think about the fact, if you want to keep American troops at home, an attack on NATO territory, would bring us and our troops in. By degrading the Russian military, we reduce if not eliminate, an attack on NATO territory.” he concluded.
Former President Trump, in addition to other significant conservative figures, have questioned the merits of continuing to send mass amounts of equipment and money to Ukraine, especially in light of reports of mass corruption in the country.