Tuberville: “Our Priority Should Be Securing Our Border, Not A War In Eastern Europe”

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) released a statement following his no vote on the supplemental foreign aid bill passed early Tuesday morning in the Senate.

“I’m one of the only senators who hasn’t voted for a dime of Ukraine funding—and I’m not going to start now,” said Senator Tuberville. “Just two months ago the Senate Republican conference spoke with one voice, and said that we should not give any more money to Ukraine until we secured our southern border. I still believe that. Now should be a time for diplomacy, as we face emerging priorities around the world, such as the possibility of regional war in the Middle East and threats to Taiwan. We are borrowing $80,000 per second and this bill would only increase that number if it somehow became law. Leadership requires priorities, and our priority right now should be our southern border, not a land war in eastern Europe in which we have no strategic interest at stake. This bill will likely not pass the House of Representatives. Therefore, this was simply a messaging exercise—and with a message that the American people have roundly rejected, and are only rejecting in greater numbers by the day.” 

Senator Tommy Tuberville represents Alabama in the United States Senate and is a member of the Senate Armed Services, Agriculture, Veterans’ Affairs, and HELP Committees.