Ron DeSantis Says Biden Is Giving A “Blank Check” To Ukraine

( )- Ron DeSantis, the Republican governor of Florida, is taking a national tour of major cities, a move that many people suspect will serve as his launching pad for a presidential run in 2024.

At the various stops he’s made, DeSantis has taken on some of the top political and social issues of the day. One of those was the war in Ukraine

During an interview DeSantis gave to “Fox & Friends” recently, DeSantis criticized the job the Biden administration is doing in regard to the war in Ukraine. He said that it’s been unacceptable that the White House continues to send money to Ukraine without attaching any clear objective to all the aid.

In the last year, the Biden administration has sent Ukraine almost $200 billion worth of aid – both humanitarian and military. Ironically, when DeSantis made these comments, Biden was on his surprise visit to Ukraine’s capital city of Kyiv, which he made to show that the U.S. has never-ending support for Ukraine.

DeSantis didn’t hold back when he commented on the situation, saying about the Biden administration :

“They have, effectively, a blank-check policy with no clear strategic objective identified.”

Recent reports from Antony Blinken, the secretary of state, have suggested that China might be starting to prepare to send Russia weapons. China has already sent Russia military aid in the past, but the weapons would represent a major escalation of their involvement in the war.

Of course, this is all coming as the tensions between China and the United States are at an all-time high, fueled by the Chinese flying a surveillance balloon over the U.S. in early February.

As DeSantis said:

“These things can escalate, and I don’t think it’s in our interest to be getting into a proxy war with China getting involved over things like the borderlands, or over Crimea. So, I think it would behoove them to identify what is the strategic objective that they’re trying to achieve. But, just saying it’s an open-ended, blank check, that is not acceptable.”

DeSantis does have some experience in international matters. He spent five years in the U.S. House of Representatives before he was elected Florida’s governor in 2018.

During his interview with “Fox & Friends,” he added that there are serious concerns about Russia potentially threatening other NATO countries. At the same time, he said Russia is no longer the military power that it was at one time.

While Russia thought it would blow through Ukraine with ease when it first invaded in February of 2022, reports have suggested that the country has lost 100,000 soldiers at least during the war.

DeSantis opined about Russia:

“They’ve shown themselves to be a third-rate military power. I think they’ve suffered tremendous, tremendous losses. I’ve got to think the people of Russia are probably disapproving of what’s going on. I don’t think they can speak up about it, for obvious reasons.”