WASHINGTON — “The president has always been a step behind.” That’s the sentiment shared by Indiana Congresswoman Victoria Spartz who was on Fox News after President Biden’s address from the White House on Thursday.
In the announcement, Biden announced the US would be sending another $800 million aid package to Ukraine including military assistance.
“The United States and our allies and partners are moving as fast as possible to provide the equipment and forces they need to defend their nation,” Biden said in the address. “This package includes heavy artillery weapons, dozens of Howitzers, and 144,000 rounds of ammunition to go with those Howitzers.”
Spartz recently visited her native country and said that she saw very few signs of any of the U.S’s help or help from other countries making it to the Ukrainian people.
“Almost 10 billion (in aid) I cannot figure out what for,” she said. “Because I haven’t seen evidence of humanitarian help from any organizations on the ground. The only way to end this war is for Ukraine to win. If Ukraine collapses this will be a huge, huge problem.”
Harkening back to Afghanistan, Spartz is critical of a “lack of a clear strategy” in dealing with issues that affect the United States in foreign countries. She said the clear strategy in Ukraine is for the Ukrainian people to win and get the Russians back to the negotiating table, but she feels the Biden administration is not doing what it needs to do to make that happen.
Biden also announced a new program to help 100,000 Ukrainian refugees enter the U.S., calling it fast and streamlined.
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