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Tim Scott: ‘America Is Not A Country In Decline;’ It’s ‘Our National Vital Interest’ To Fund Ukraine

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SIMI VALLEY, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 27: Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) delivers remarks during the FOX Business Republican Primary Debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on September 27, 2023 in Simi Valley, California. Seven presidential hopefuls squared off in the second Republican primary debate as former U.S. President Donald Trump, currently facing indictments in four locations, declined again to participate.
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Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) said during Wednesday night’s Republican presidential primary debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, that the U.S. was not on the decline and that it was of vital importance that the U.S. continues to fund Ukraine’s war against Russia.

“90% of the resources that we send over to Ukraine is guaranteed, it’s a loan,” Scott said. “90% of the money that we send over there is loaned. Well, we could talk about this. But at the end of the day, 90% of the money that we send over there is actually in the form of a loan.”

“It’s not actually being paid by Ukraine, It’s paid by the NATO, our NATO allies,” he said. “I will say, let’s debate, the fact that our national vital interest is in degrading the Russian military. By degrading the Russian military, we actually keep our homeland safer, we keep our troops at home. And we all understand Article 5 of NATO.”

“So at the end of the day, when you think about the fact, if you want to keep American troops at home, an attack on NATO territory, would bring us and our troops in,” he continued. “By degrading the Russian military, we reduce if not eliminate, an attack on NATO territory.”

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During another moment in the debate on foreign policy, Scott pushed back on Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ statement that America under President Joe Biden was a country “in decline.”

“You see a country in decline, our power’s in decline. China’s going to surpass us this decade. And if they do that, it’s going to affect every single American household,” DeSantis said. “As your President, I am not going to let that happen. I’m going to reverse this country’s decline. We are going to choose strength, not surrender when it comes to the CCP.”

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Scott responded: “America is not a country in decline. Under Joe Biden, we are a country in retreat.”

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