US Senator Rand Paul is missing from Russia's list of 439 congress people banned permanently from entering for inciting anti-Russian sentiment
MOSCOW (Pakistan Point News / Sputnik - 21st May, 2022) US Senator Rand Paul is missing from Russia's list of 439 congress people banned permanently from entering for inciting anti-Russian sentiment.
The Russian Foreign Ministry put out the "stop list" on Saturday. It features 963 American nationals, including a dozen senators and almost all representatives led by House speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Sen. Rand Paul delayed the passing of an aid package to Ukraine worth a record $40 billion in the Senate this week. The legislation was overwhelmingly approved on Thursday.
Only 11 senators opposed the bill that controversially included more than $20 billion in military funding all Republicans citing concerns with oversight of weapons transfers and failure to prioritize America's economy. Sen. Paul called to establish a special inspector general and oversight panel exclusively dedicated to monitoring how the funding is spent. However, such an amendment was never considered.