Today, CBS's "Face the Nation" featured Margaret Brennan and Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, on the House's passage of the National Defense Authorization Act.
The administration's hesitance to provide Ukraine with victory-critical weapons and the controversy surrounding Iran envoy Rob Malley, as The Daily Wire reported.
“I think there’s nothing more important than our national defense and our military. We give the largest pay raise in twenty years," McCaul said according to a press release by the committee.
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.”
GOP @RepMcCaul has sent a letter urging the Biden admin. to provide a briefing on the investigation of Special Envoy to Iran Rob Malley by July 25th, but says, "We have been given no answer about his status."
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) July 16, 2023
McCaul spoke on Special Envoy for Iran Rob Malley, saying:
“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.”
Semafor reported just weeks ago that information about how the investigation has escalated “suggests that investigators are considering something beyond the lowest-level mishandling of documents.”
When Brennan pointed to the idea that there was “no proof of that at this point,” McCaul responded, “There’s no proof of that, but if he did, that would be treason in my view.”
The lawmaker went on to talk about the nation's support for Ukraine saying, “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.”