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Republican tries to stop aid to Pakistan

Republican tries to stop aid to Pakistan
The majority Democratic leadership in the US Senate prevented a key Republican Senator from moving a vote on his amendment that if passed would have cut off all US aid to Pakistan till release of the imprisoned physician who helped the CIA trace Osama bin Laden.

‘Not one more penny of American taxpayer dollars should go to Pakistan until the doctor who helped us get bin Laden is freed,’ Senator Rand Paul said on Senate floor on Wednesday as he moved the amendment in this regard.

In a statement, Senator Rand Paul said that the Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, blocked his attempt to allow a vote on his Pakistan amendment, as well as a new amendment cutting funding to Egypt and Libya pending the discovery and release to FBI authorities the perpetrators of attacks on US consulate and US embassy. The two amendments were introduced last evening.

‘On Thursday we are reminded that our enemies are relentless but we are also reminded that our so-called allies are often not acting like allies at all. We are saddened by the assassination of Ambassador Stevens and his fellow workers.

And we are appalled by lack of protection of our embassies by supposed allies. We send billions of taxpayer dollars abroad and what do we get in return? Disrespect, disdain, and ultimately violence,’ Paul said moving his amendments.  ‘I have two amendments I wish to call down. First, not one penny of American taxpayer dollars should go to Libya until the murderers are delivered to justice.   


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