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Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul joined Margaret Brennan on CBS’ “Face the Nation” today to discuss the House passage of NDAA, the administration slow walking the weapons Ukraine needs to win, and the controversies surrounding Special Envoy for Iran Rob Malley. 


On the NDAA: 

“I think there’s nothing more important than our national defense and our military. We give the largest pay raise in twenty years. We upgrade our triad system and our nuclear capabilities, hypersonics, a lot to counter China and particularly [to aid] Taiwan… Since 1980, we haven’t funded anything that goes towards taxpayer abortions. I think some of the policies on culture that the Defense Department has instituted has caused problems within our military. Recruitment is at an all-time low now…Let’s make it about readiness and our ability to fight a war.”

 On Supporting Ukraine: 

“Well, you know my position on Ukraine. We should have, a year ago, been putting in the weapons we’re putting in just now — for victory — not just to survive. There were several Ukraine amendments and they all failed, and I would say the majority of Republicans voted to support Ukraine. At the end of the day, you know, the Reagan Institute did a great poll that showed that over seventy percent of Republicans support Ukraine, and I think that was reflected in our vote.”

On Special Envoy for Iran Rob Malley: 

“I can’t tell you how important this is because if he somehow, you know – worst case scenario – transferred intelligence and secrets to our foreign nation adversary… that would be treason in my view.”