U.S. Representative Paul Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-09) issued the following statement in response to news reports that Ukraine is requesting American fighter jets and long-range missiles:
“The United States should be a peacemaker. I have called for peace talks for a year to no avail. I have also stated my repeated objections to the United States involvement in the Russo-Ukraine war theater. Congress has not authorized war or U.S. involvement. I have stated for over a year that there is no American interest there to protect. The amorphous and ill-defined “protect democracy” trope was then, and remains today, a ruse. Ukraine is not a democracy, it is a puppet regime installed following a U.S. sponsored revolution. Ukraine is one of the most authoritarian and corrupt regimes in the world and does not deserve a penny of aid from the American taxpayers.
Our own southern border is open and unprotected. Over six million illegal aliens have walked across with the assistance of the Biden regime. In the process, the U.S. is openly collaborating with drug cartels in welcoming human trafficking and drug trafficking. We have record deaths from fentanyl, over 107,000 people in 2021 alone.
While Americans suffer, and our economy stumbles due to ineffective sanctions against Russia, and while paying the cost to house, feed and provide for six million illegal aliens, we cannot prioritize a foreign regime that itself is comprised of card-carrying Nazis. The Biden regime continues to flirt with a nuclear war over a region we have no business being in. I strongly urge peace between Russia and Ukraine and call on the Biden administration to engage in peace efforts, not more killing and waste at taxpayer expense,” concluded Congressman Gosar.