Vivek Ramaswamy implies Hunter Biden is reason behind US aid to Ukraine: report

Vivek Ramaswamy implies Hunter Biden is reason behind US aid to Ukraine: report

During a Saturday Iowa appearance, 2024 Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy alleged that President Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden is the reason for the United States' aid to Ukraine, NBC reports.

The GOP hopeful made his remarks as "Rep. James Comer (R-Kentucky) and his colleagues have been alleging that President Joe Biden took a bribe from the Ukrainian energy company Burisma, which Hunter Biden represented as a lobbyist."

NBC notes:

Russia invaded Ukraine in the winter of 2022, years after Biden left Burisma’s board. Since the invasion, the Biden administration and Congress have given billions of dollars of aid to Ukraine despite polls that show the American people are split on sending more funding.

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"The purpose of the U.S. military [is] to advance American interests, to protect the homeland. Not to aimlessly fight some random war that's arguably a repayment for a private bribe that a family member of the United States received, $5 million from Burisma," Ramaswamy said. "Was the payment to Hunter Biden corrupt? Absolutely it was. Do I think that it has some relationship towards our posture toward Ukraine? I think it's likely that it does."

Washington Post columnist Phillip Bump wrote in a recent column "despite Comer's claim," his allegation against the Biden family "is not becoming more credible every day," noting, "there has been no evidence tying Joe Biden to Hunter Biden's work" for Burisma "in any concrete way."

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NBC's full report is available at this link.

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