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Joe Biden interviewed about Ukraine | via CNN

The death in Hawaii has risen to 80 as six wildfires are burning in Maui and the Big Island. Just 85% of the fire is reportedly “contained.”

Authorities warn that the death total “could go up.” Hawaii Gov. Josh Green said this is the largest natural disaster in the state’s history. Many of the town’s historic landmarks are lost.

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Winds from Hurricane Dora have fanned the flames across Hawaii. The storm is hundreds of miles southwest of the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean. (Poll: Should Athletes Kneel During National Anthem? VOTE)

In the meantime, critics say President Joe Biden is requesting nearly $40 billion in aid, which includes a staggering $24 billion for Ukraine and $12 billion to replenish federal disaster funds.

Biden reportedly added $4 billion for “border security” and funds for disaster relief in order to make the bill “more palatable to Republicans.” The funds for Ukraine for intended to provide $13 billion in security assistance, $7.3 billion for economic and humanitarian assistance, and $3.3 billion for infrastructure.

Republican Rep. Matt Rosendale of Montana has responded, “We wonder why the Biden administration is trying to pump billions of dollars back into Ukraine so that it can be laundered and redistributed. The only thing we can keep a close accounting of what we’ve sent to Ukraine already to this point are the weapons, and we know what the value of those weapons are.”

There has never been a “good audit” to account for “the $70 billion to $80 billion of cash revenue” that Ukraine has received from the U.S.

In 2016, Rosendale ran for Montana state auditor. He defeated the incumbent auditor, Troy Downing, in the Republican primary and the general election. As auditor, Rosendale focused on reducing government spending and improving transparency. He also worked to protect Montana’s natural resources. (COLLAPSING: Bud Light Parent Company Sells Off 8 Craft Brands)

“I would certainly urge [the] Judiciary [Committee] to put these facts together and to begin these impeachment considerations,” he said. “I hope that when we return in September that we can begin to have serious considerations and discussions about which impeachment proceedings to begin on. The facts have been presented to us, so OK, let’s begin the process,” said Rosendale. “Bring that up and let the American people see that we hear them, that we are not going to tolerate this criminal activity and that we’re there to do something about it.”

Rosendale says it’s “exceedingly clear” that President Joe Biden and his family have been doing business with foreign nationals by “selling our country out.” Newly obtained bank records show the Biden family received over $20 million. The bank receipts show millions in payments came from Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings as well as Russian oligarch Yelena Baturina and Kazakhstani oligarch Kenes Rakishev. Biden attended dinners with Baturina, Rakishev, and a representative from Burisma.

Appearing on Newsmax, Rep. Rosendale argued that its time to open an impeachment inquiry against Biden. He noted that Democrats opened impeachment proceedings against former President Donald Trump twice “with a lot less information.” So-called evidence against Trump was “generated out of thin air” with “false documents, forged documents, and false testimony.”

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In contrast, Republicans “have actual documents that show that Vice President Biden and his son and other family members were receiving millions and millions of dollars, whether it’s the Chinese government, the Kazakhstan government, the Ukraine government, the Russian government to sell our country out.”

Rosendale previously served as the Montana State Auditor from 2017 to 2021, and as a member of the Montana House of Representatives from 2011 to 2013, and the Montana Senate from 2013 to 2017.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Rosendale grew up in Montana and graduated from Chesapeake College in 1984 with an associate degree in criminal justice. After college, Rosendale worked as a law enforcement officer in Montana for 17 years. He also served in the Montana Air National Guard from 1987 to 2000. (Poll: Is Joe Biden Fit to be President? VOTE)

In 2011, Rosendale was elected to the Montana House of Representatives. He served in the House for two terms, and during that time he was elected majority leader. In 2013, Rosendale was elected to the Montana Senate. He served in the Senate for four terms, and during that time he was elected Senate majority leader.

In 2020, Rosendale ran for U.S. House of Representatives in Montana’s at-large district. He defeated the incumbent representative, Greg Gianforte, in the Republican primary and the general election. As a congressman, Rosendale has been a vocal critic of President Joe Biden and the Democratic Party. He has also supported conservative policies such as tax cuts, deregulation, and increased military spending.