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At Senate Hearing, Romney Introduces Nominee to be U.S. Ambassador to Kenya

Senator Mitt Romney 367 views 05.24.2022 2:37 pm

During a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) delivered opening remarks introducing Margaret Whitman, nominee to be U.S. Ambassador to Kenya. ...

You will be hearing all sorts of reasons not to send military hardware to Ukraine. There’s an Ukraine support bill in the Senate that has been already passed by the House. It provides $40 billion, half of which—$20 billion—is for military arms.

One senator said he will vote no because we should paying attention to the needs of Americans, to American interests. Well, we can walk and chew gum at the same time. And it is very much in the best interests of Americans to see Ukraine succeed and Russia fail. If Russia wins, this will not be the last time it invades a neighbor. And war is bad for everyone, even here in America: it interrupts the flow of raw materials, it raises the prices of oil and the products Americans buy, it roils capital markets and depresses the value of our retirement investments.

If Russia wins, it will mean that stronger nuclear nations will be emboldened to invade and oppress other sovereign nations. Russia winning is a win for authoritarians like China.

Some will argue that this Ukraine bill is too expensive. Think about it: We spend about $1,000 billion a year on our national defense. A lot of that is due to the fact that Russia has 1,500 nuclear missiles aimed at us. Spending $20 billion to help Ukraine defeat and weaken Russia is one of the smartest, most economic investments we could make.

Some will protest that Ukraine has corruption and that we can’t guarantee the money will be spent the right way. Well, they will buy the military hardware from us. And maybe before we get too animated about fraud and corruption in Ukraine, we should focus on the fraud mess here in America. Did you know that of the COVID relief money sent for unemployment insurance, $150 billion was fraudulent? That means it was stolen by criminals. Of course, we should make sure the Ukraine money is well spent but that shouldn’t be an excuse to continue to delay.

I will be voting for the Ukraine bill because it is in America’s interest to do so. And it is also the right thing to do. Ukrainians are fighting for freedom. They are being brutally violated by Russia. I am proud to stand for the freedom-loving people of Ukraine.

You will be hearing all sorts of reasons not to send military hardware to Ukraine. There’s an Ukraine support bill in the Senate that has been already passed by the House. It provides $40 billion, half of which—$20 billion—is for military arms.

One senator said he will vote no because we should paying attention to the needs of Americans, to American interests. Well, we can walk and chew gum at the same time. And it is very much in the best interests of Americans to see Ukraine succeed and Russia fail. If Russia wins, this will not be the last time it invades a neighbor. And war is bad for everyone, even here in America: it interrupts the flow of raw materials, it raises the prices of oil and the products Americans buy, it roils capital markets and depresses the value of our retirement investments.

If Russia wins, it will mean that stronger nuclear nations will be emboldened to invade and oppress other sovereign nations. Russia winning is a win for authoritarians like China.

Some will argue that this Ukraine bill is too expensive. Think about it: We spend about $1,000 billion a year on our national defense. A lot of that is due to the fact that Russia has 1,500 nuclear missiles aimed at us. Spending $20 billion to help Ukraine defeat and weaken Russia is one of the smartest, most economic investments we could make.

Some will protest that Ukraine has corruption and that we can’t guarantee the money will be spent the right way. Well, they will buy the military hardware from us. And maybe before we get too animated about fraud and corruption in Ukraine, we should focus on the fraud mess here in America. Did you know that of the COVID relief money sent for unemployment insurance, $150 billion was fraudulent? That means it was stolen by criminals. Of course, we should make sure the Ukraine money is well spent but that shouldn’t be an excuse to continue to delay.

I will be voting for the Ukraine bill because it is in America’s interest to do so. And it is also the right thing to do. Ukrainians are fighting for freedom. They are being brutally violated by Russia. I am proud to stand for the freedom-loving people of Ukraine.

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Ukraine Supplemental

Senator Mitt Romney 2.3K views 05.18.2022 3:47 pm

You will be hearing all sorts of reasons not to send military hardware to Ukraine. There’s an Ukraine support bill in the Senate that has been already passed by the House. It provides $40 billion, half of which—$20 billion—is for military arms.

One senator said he will vote no because we should paying attention to the needs of Americans, to American interests. Well, we can walk and chew gum at the same time. And it is very much in the best interests of Americans to see Ukraine succeed and Russia fail. If Russia wins, this will not be the last time it invades a neighbor. And war is bad for everyone, even here in America: it interrupts the flow of raw materials, it raises the prices of oil and the products Americans buy, it roils capital markets and depresses the value of our retirement investments.

If Russia wins, it will mean that stronger nuclear nations will be emboldened to invade and oppress other sovereign nations. Russia winning is a win for authoritarians like China.

Some will argue that this Ukraine bill is too expensive. Think about it: We spend about $1,000 billion a year on our national defense. A lot of that is due to the fact that Russia has 1,500 nuclear missiles aimed at us. Spending $20 billion to help Ukraine defeat and weaken Russia is one of the smartest, most economic investments we could make.

Some will protest that Ukraine has corruption and that we can’t guarantee the money will be spent the right way. Well, they will buy the military hardware from us. And maybe before we get too animated about fraud and corruption in Ukraine, we should focus on the fraud mess here in America. Did you know that of the COVID relief money sent for unemployment insurance, $150 billion was fraudulent? That means it was stolen by criminals. Of course, we should make sure the Ukraine money is well spent but that shouldn’t be an excuse to continue to delay.

I will be voting for the Ukraine bill because it is in America’s interest to do so. And it is also the right thing to do. Ukrainians are fighting for freedom. They are being brutally violated by Russia. I am proud to stand for the freedom-loving people of Ukraine.
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A thank you to our men and women in law enforcement.

Senator Mitt Romney 483 views 05.13.2022 9:39 am

Each day, our men and women in law enforcement put their lives on the line to protect their communities. During National Police Week, we recognize the service and sacrifice of our law enforcement officers—a job which can often take a heavy personal toll. We also take pause to remember the men and women whose lives have been tragically lost in the line of duty. Our thoughts are with their families and loved ones. I especially want to thank all of those officers in Utah, as well as those who serve in our United States Capitol Police force. Thank you for all that you do and we pray for your continued safety. ...

Romney to Mayorkas: We can't solve the problems of legal immigration until you secure our border.

Senator Mitt Romney 29.3K views 05.04.2022 5:05 pm

During a Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing titled “Resources and Authorities Needed to Protect and Secure the Homeland,” Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) pressed Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas about his and the Biden Administration's failures to secure our southern border. ...

Senator Romney remembers the life and legacy of Senator Orrin Hatch.

Senator Mitt Romney 1.1K views 04.27.2022 5:23 pm

In a speech on the Senate floor today, U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) honored the life and legacy of Senator Orrin Hatch. ...

Senator Romney: Iran is hell-bent on having a nuclear weapon.

Senator Mitt Romney 1.9K views 04.26.2022 11:23 am

During a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing reviewing the State Department's budget, Senator Romney discusses the ongoing situation in Ukraine, the rising threat of China, and the disastrous Iran negotiations with Secretary of State Antony Blinken. ...

Romney Chairs SFRC Nominations Hearing, Highlights Importance of America’s Involvement in the World

Senator Mitt Romney 2K views 04.07.2022 11:19 am

During a Foreign Relations Committee hearing on ambassadorship nominations, U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) raised the urgent need the United States has in leading a united front with its allies against China's predatory and aggressive behavior. ...

KSL: Romney Urges Interior Secretary to Fund Sagebrush Ecosystem Restoration

Senator Mitt Romney 452 views 03.31.2022 10:14 am

U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) joined his colleagues, led by Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Mike Crapo (R-ID), in urging Interior Secretary Deb Haaland to allocate a significant portion of the Department’s recent funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act toward sagebrush ecosystem restoration in the American West, which would boost wildfire mitigation efforts, create jobs, and support the regional economy. ...