Rep. Rosendale Introduces Bill to Prohibit U.S. Intervention in Ukraine Until Southern Border is Secured
Washington, February 8, 2022
Washington, D.C. - Today, Representative Rosendale introduced the Secure America’s Borders First Act. This bill would prohibit the U.S. government from providing military and security assistance to Ukraine until the border wall system on the southern border is completed, and operational control of the southern border is achieved.
The United States has no legal or moral obligation to come to Ukraine’s aid, and it is not in our national interest to spill American blood and treasure in Eastern Europe.
As with portions of the border wall system built under the Trump Administration, the bill states that the border wall system must include a 30-foot high internally hardened steel-bollard physical barrier, all-weather access and patrol roads, perimeter lighting, enforcement cameras, sensors, and anti-tunnel detection technology.
“It is far past time that American foreign policy actually serves our national interests and puts the American people first,” said Representative Rosendale. “In Joe Biden’s first year in office, we have seen an invasion of over 2 million illegal aliens at our southern border. While our nation has miserably failed to secure our own border and protect our own territorial integrity, we are now being told by ‘America Last’ politicians on both sides of the aisle, that it is our obligation to do so for Ukraine. Before warmongers rush America into another foreign conflict over the border of an Eastern European nation thousands of miles from our shores, at the very least they should ensure our southern border is secure first.”
The bill is cosponsored by Representatives Andy Biggs (AZ-05), Bob Good (VA-05), Matt Gaetz (FL-01), Paul Gosar (AZ-04), Jody Hice (GA-10), Mary Miller (IL-15), Ralph Norman (SC-05), Bill Posey (FL-08), and Randy Weber (TX-14).
On January 24th, Rep. Rosendale released a statement opposing military intervention in Ukraine, and juxtaposing Ukraine’s border with the U.S. – Mexico border.