Many Republicans are finally shaken out of the pro-war stupor that has afflicted the GOP for decades, unwilling to go fight on the behalf of some oligarchy or corrupt, US-installed leader halfway around the world just so the investments of the elites are more secure.
Whether it was Trump’s anti-intervention stance, disgust with Bush’s war of aggression in Iraq, or just a growing disillusionment with watching America’s bravest sons being sent off to die in some unknown land at the behest of an elite that despises them isn’t clear, but whatever the cause or causes, what’s obvious is that now the GOP and its voters aren’t lining up to die abroad or send their kids to do so.
And, thankfully, a number of GOP reps are echoing the concerns of those voters and pushing back against the uniparty’s steady march toward an unnecessary war in Eastern Europe.
Sen. Rand Paul, for instance, has sounded off on the $40 billion aid package, holding it up in the Senate in a desperate bid to get the uniparty to stop its push for conflict. Senator Josh Hawley has also proven himself a determined voice in the fight against the uniparty’s war drums.
And now Senator Mitch McConnell, recently back from one of the uniparty’s favored hot spots, is siding with Biden on the issue.
The senator said, after his trip to Ukraine, that he is motivated to squash a “pretty small group” of isolationist members of Congress and Senate who are “somewhat encouraged by the former president,” The Washington Examiner reported.
That came out during an interview he did on Thursday, in which he said that he plans to “push back … against the isolationist sentiment in my own party.”
Adding to that, McConnell admitted that he and Biden are working together to stifle dissent in the GOP and keep the dogs of war barking, saying:
“And [Biden] agreed that that makes sense.
“I want to reinforce with the Europeans after some loose talk during the Trump years about whether NATO is important, that at least at the moment, the most important Republican we currently have in Congress has a different point of view.
“This is not a major schism. It’s a small isolationist group, somewhat encouraged by the former president. But it’s not widely held among Republicans in Congress, and I don’t think among the public in general.
Senator Josh Hawley fired back at McConnell and all the foreign policy insanity that he represents in a tweet, saying:
“Spending $40 billion on [sic] aid – more than three times what all of Europe has spent combined – is not in America’s interests. It neglects priorities at home (the border), allows Europe to freeload, short changes critical interests abroad and comes w/ no meaningful oversight.
“That’s not isolationism. That’s nationalism. It’s about prioritizing American security and American interests.”
But McConnell doesn’t seem to think so, so the turncoat turtle has decided to side with the left rather than the real conservatives yet again.