US senator blocks passage of bill to fund Israel’s Iron Dome

US senator blocks passage of bill to fund Israel’s Iron Dome

US Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky has reportedly voted to block yet another attempt to provide the Israeli regime with $1 billion grant to replenish its Iron dome anti-air missile system.

Paul refused to cast his vote after pro-Israeli Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut called on the Senate for unanimous consent to proceed with the House version of the bill to fund the missile system of the occupying regime, insisting on the need to find a financial source to the legislation, the UK-based Middle East Monitor reported Saturday, citing Israeli news outlets.

“I’ve consistently opposed spending outside of the budget unless it’s offset by spending cuts elsewhere,” Paul argued in opposition to the demand for the unanimous consent of the entire US Senate, adding: “It’s not only an opinion that I hold. It’s actually the law. It’s called pay as you go.”

Pointing to US government’s expenditure of over $100…

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