Rep. Crane: Ukraine Ranks Among Worst Countries for Government Corruption

Rep. Eli Crane (R-Ariz.) said the U.S. has “no business” continuing to siphon U.S. taxpayer money to Ukraine, a country that ranks near the bottom of all countries for government corruption.

Ukraine ranks 104th out of 180 countries on Transparency International’s 2023 Corruption Index.

“Across the (Eastern European) region, many governments control the judiciary and law enforcement institutions to maintain impunity for corruption for those in their privileged circles,” reported Transparency International writing that this is the case for Ukraine.

Ukraine lived up to it’s corruption index ranking last week by cancelling its elections.

Despite Ukraine’s corruption and cancelled elections, U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) “revealed his intent to take action on Ukraine aid soon after lawmakers return to Washington next week,” reported Fox News.

Crane called Johnson’s desire to provide more funding to Ukraine “absurd.”


And it’s Johnson’s commitment to funding corrupt Ukraine that even prompted Tucker Carlson to ask if Johnson has been blackmailed. 

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Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 12: Walking with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky arrives at the U.S. Capitol to meet with Congressional leadership on December 12, 2023 in Washington, DC. President Zelensky is meeting with President Biden and Congressional leaders to make an in-person case for continuing military aid as the country runs out of money for their war against Russia. The meetings come days after the Senate failed to advance President Biden's national security package that included aid to Ukraine. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)