GOP Leaders React to Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Republican leadership is reacting to Russia's unacceptable invasion of Ukraine. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell stated:

Going forward, as I’ve said before, the United States and NATO must redouble our material support for Ukraine’s resistance, further shore up our allies, get serious about energy independence, and invest in the capabilities needed for long-term military competition with Russia and China. Here in Congress, upcoming defense spending measures will provide an opportunity to lead by example.

Moving forward, how America leads the response from all freedom-loving nations will be measured carefully by our friends, by our adversaries, and by history itself. We cannot afford to fail this test.

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy added:

Other Republican congressional leaders also weighed in.

(Senator Toomey will join RNLA for a special luncheon on Wednesday, March 2nd in Washington, D.C. Register here today.)

On Thursday afternoon, President Joe Biden addressed the country for a second time this week regarding the ongoing situation of Ukraine:

President Biden on Thursday made clear that he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin's goal is to revive the Soviet Union through conquest.

"Putin has much larger ambitions than Ukraine," Biden said. "He wants to, in fact, re-establish the former Soviet Union. That is what this is about."

Biden spoke of “Putin’s desire for empire, by any means necessary" and repeatedly dodged questions on sanctioning Putin directly.

The President's remarks did little to inspire confidence.

The strength of Republican leaders provides a stark contrast to the weakness of the Biden Administration. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Ukrainian people as Russia's invasion continues.