White House: We Spend on Ukraine Because War Impacts U.S. Through Inflation, It's About Independence, and Cost of Inaction Is Higher

During an interview aired on Friday's edition of "The Issue Is," White House National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby responded to critics of spending money on Ukraine when there are problems in America by saying that the war is about the very concept of independence, the war "has absolutely had an effect on the American people" by contributing to inflation, and that if Russia gets away with the invasion, the cost "will be exorbitantly much higher than the cost that has been expended to keep Ukraine in the fight and to keep them in that fight successfully."