FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 14, 2018
Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Recently, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), chairman of the Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management (FSO) Subcommittee for the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC), sat down with Sinclair Broadcast Group’s Kristine Frazao to discuss the need to stop American taxpayer funds from flowing to the Somali National Army (SNA), which has a history of corruption and soldiers deserting to join forces linked to al-Qaida.
As he continues fighting for fiscal sanity and working to eliminate wasteful spending, Dr. Paul’s FSO subcommittee has identified an $8 million grant from the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of African Affairs that would allow the grantee to develop a system to provide over $4 million in stipends to personnel in the SNA.
“There’s 920 instances of child soldiers, forcing children to fight. There’s evidence that some of these soldiers are parts of al-Qaida. There’s also evidence that some of these soldiers are simply nothing more than highway robbers,” Dr. Paul stated in his interview.
You can learn more and watch Dr. Paul’s segment HERE.