Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, on a national tour some suspect could be a prelude to a 2024 presidential bid, said the Biden administration is throwing money at Ukraine without stating a clear objective.
The remarks, which came in an interview on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” marked the first time the Republican has weighed in extensively on the war in Ukraine, which the Biden administration has helped fund with nearly $200 billion in aid. Even as he spoke, President Joe Biden was in Kyiv on a surprise visit to show U.S. support for the country as it nears the one-year mark in its war with Russia.
“They have, effectively, a blank-check policy with no clear strategic objective identified,” DeSantis said of the Biden administration.
DeSantis referred to recent reports from Secretary of State Antony Blinken that China, which has already sent non-lethal military aid to Russia, may be preparing to send weapons. That comes as tensions between the U.S. and China are already at a boiling point after China sent a spy balloon floating over the U.S. earlier this month. Read more…