Rand Paul introduced S. 532, the “Stop Arming Terrorists Act,” to the United States Senate on Friday.
“This legislation will strengthen our foreign policy, enhance our national security, and safeguard our resources.”
The bill, companion to H.R. 608 introduced by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard back in January, does exactly what it sounds: cripple terrorist networks by stopping all funding directed to “individuals and groups that are associated with, affiliated with, adherents to or cooperating with al-Qaeda, Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, or ISIS… [and] the countries that are providing assistance covered in this bill to those individuals or groups.”
“One of the unintended consequences of nation-building and open-ended intervention is American funds and weapons benefiting those who hate us,” Paul noted in a statement. “This legislation will strengthen our foreign policy, enhance our national security, and safeguard our resources.”