GOP cry of "America first" returns over aid to Ukraine

More and more Republicans have been saying in recent weeks that the U.S. should focus on problems at home — such as illegal immigration, inflation and a recent shortage of baby formula — and not be the policeman for the world.

“Congress must take seriously our responsibility to be good stewards of Americans’ taxpayer dollars by putting the critical needs of America first,” said U.S. Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla.

“We are sleepwalking into a war,” said U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., a familiar ally of Greene’s, “and the American people are left in the dark.”

With Greene and Gaetz leading the way, the Republican Party now has developed what could be called an anti-war wing, while Democrats have thrown aside what had been years of routinely downplaying threats emanating from Moscow and Vladimir Putin.

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