Rep. Dan Crenshaw Paid by These Weapons Manufacturers as He Pushes $Billions in Military Aid to Ukraine

Crenshaw financed by Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, and more.

  • Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R) was asked by Fox News host Trey Gowdy about the congressman’s support for the $40 billion Ukraine aid package (HR7691) that the Senate advanced in an 81 to 11 vote on Monday.
  • Rep. Crenshaw started by characterizing “bad” arguments that are made against sending Ukraine billions in American taxpayer dollars to fight Russia as “pro-Russia in their tone.”
  • After acknowledging the “sticker shock” the 40-billion-dollar bill might have on Americans, Crenshaw said the shock is a good thing because it might give the same shock to Russian President Vladimir Putin, who now knows “the Ukrainians are going to have basically an unlimited amount of resources to continue fighting this war,” according to the congressman.
  • The bill gives $19.75 billion to Ukraine in defense aid, including weapons and ammunition, as well as $6 billion for “training, equipment, weapons, logistics support, supplies and services, salaries and stipends, sustainment, and intelligence support to the military and national security forces of Ukraine.” Another $3.9 billion pays for troops, intelligence, mission support, and other equipment.
  • The Texas representative said that while the bill had “a big price tag,” his ‘yes’ vote on the bill was “in the end [a] good investment” because it supported Ukraine “without a single American troop being deployed.”
  • But Rep. Crenshaw’s ‘yes’ vote was also a good investment for himself because he receives campaign donations from the world’s largest weapons manufacturers, who in turn will profit from the bill.
  • Data from the U.S. Federal Election Commission (FEC) show that Rep. Crenshaw receives campaign donations from weapons manufacturers General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman, BAE Systems, Raytheon, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Texas Instruments, and Honeywell.
  • Lockheed Martin, which supplies the shoulder-fired Javelin anti-tank missile systems Ukraine is using against Russia, confirmed earlier this month that the production rate of the anti-tank missile will be almost doubled in light of the conflict.
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  • The FEC data on Rep. Crenshaw, a World Economic Forum ‘Young Global Leader’ (here), also show he receives donations from COVID vaccine manufacturers Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson. Crenshaw was among the 80 Republicans who last December voted in favor of a Democrat-sponsored bill that created an “Orwellian” federal vaccine database used to “track” unvaccinated Americans.
  • Tucker Carlson referred to Crenshaw as “eyepatch McCain” on his show Monday night, when the FOX News host criticized Republicans and Democrats for seeking to expand NATO and send taxpayer money abroad. “Why is Congress so focused on Ukraine but you can’t find baby formula?” he asked, referring to the current U.S. shortage of baby formula. “According to congressman Dan Crenshaw of Texas, asking questions like that, or really any questions at all, thinking you are a citizen, makes you ‘pro-Russia,'” Carlson went on to say. “You know, the more I think about it, it takes a lot of gall for eyepatch McCain to attack moms who are worried about baby formula as pro-Russia.”

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