May 2, 2023
Sen. Hawley calls for ‘tough, tenacious’ inspector general to oversee Ukraine aid
Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri has called for a tough, tenacious inspector general to oversee the distribution of aid to Ukraine. The senator's comments come amid concerns about the Trump administration's handling of the aid, which was temporarily withheld earlier this year.
In a statement, Senator Hawley said that the inspector general should be unafraid to root out waste, fraud, and abuse in the distribution of aid to Ukraine. He also called for the inspector general to have the resources and authority necessary to conduct a thorough investigation.
The senator's comments come as the House of Representatives prepares to vote on articles of impeachment against President Trump. The articles include charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, related to the president's efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate his political rivals.
Senator Hawley has been a vocal defender of the president throughout the impeachment process, and has criticized Democrats for what he sees as a partisan effort to remove Trump from office. However, he has also expressed concerns about the handling of aid to Ukraine, and has called for greater transparency and accountability in the distribution of such aid.
The senator's call for a tough inspector general to oversee the aid is likely to be welcomed by both Democrats and Republicans, who have expressed concerns about the Trump administration's handling of the matter. However, it remains to be seen whether such an inspector general will be appointed, and whether they will have the resources and authority necessary to conduct a thorough investigation.
In the meantime, the impeachment process continues to play out in Congress, with the Senate expected to hold a trial early next year. The outcome of the trial is uncertain, but it is clear that the issue of aid to Ukraine will continue to be a major focus of attention in the coming months.