Sen. Rand Paul will introduce a bill to end aid to Pakistan

“The United States should not give one penny to countries who burn our flag and chant ‘death to America.'”

Rand Paul at CPAC 2014
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Following President Trump’s declaration that the United States would end aid to Pakistan, Senator Rand Paul, R-Ky., says he will introduce a bill in the Senate to cut off Pakistan aid and shift those funds toward legislation to improve American infrastructure in 2018.

“The United States should not give one penny to countries who burn our flag and chant ‘death to America,'” Sen. Paul said in a video posted to Twitter. “Countries like Pakistan, that stonewall access to key information in fighting terrorism, don’t deserve our money. I say we should stop now.”

Noting that the U.S. has sent over $33 billion to Pakistan since 2002 while the regime has aided and abetted terrorists, Paul said he will introduce a bill to cut off the aid.

Paul’s bill would instead reallocate those funds to pay for President Trump’s proposed $1 trillion infrastructure plan.

“We need to build our nation, not other countries. It’s time for America-first policy and an end to foreign aid,” Paul said.

On Monday, President Trump kicked off the new year by calling for an end to aid for Pakistan, characterizing it as foolish.

And it’s not only aid to Pakistan that could be on the chopping block. The president also suggested cutting off aid to the Palestinian Authority following its decision to quit peace talks with Israel.

If President Trump is serious about cutting off foreign aid, he’ll find no better ally in the U.S. Senate than Rand Paul.


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Author: Chris Pandolfo

Chris Pandolfo is a staff writer and type-shouter for Conservative Review. He holds a B.A. in politics and economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are conservative political philosophy, the American founding, and progressive rock. Follow him on Twitter for doom-saying and great album recommendations @ChrisCPandolfo.