"Several Republican lawmakers have raised concerns about the decision by the Biden administration to send M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine. They claim that the move comes at a time when the US is struggling with domestic problems, and the delivery itself is bound to face numerous challenges.
Representatives Troy Nehls, Paul Gosar, Eli Crane, and Lauren Boebert released a letter on Friday where they demanded answers from President Biden and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin about the unprecedented step of sending 31 M1 Abrams tanks to help Ukraine in its fight against Russia.
The lawmakers stated that they were not elected by the American people “to continually spend their hard-earned money into a conflict halfway around the world” without the ability to properly track the use of military assistance to Ukraine.
They also argued that it is “shameful that the American taxpayer is continuing to subsidize the ongoing Ukraine conflict” while the White House is “turning a blind eye” to the issue of domestic security.
The letter also noted that Ukraine has a history of being a hotbed for illegal arms trafficking. The lawmakers asked Biden and Austin “What actions will you take to ensure that our military equipment is not falling into the hands of criminal networks, terrorists, or being sold for profit?”
They also wondered how the Pentagon intended to track the weapons and how the administration would account for the destruction of hardware provided under US military assistance and reimburse American taxpayers."Source: RT World News