Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney in an interview on cbsnews.com Face the Nation program can do more to impose costs on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine.
“We ought to be sanctioning not just Putin, not just [Foreign Minister Sergey] Lavrov, not just the oligarchs, but all of their families that this behavior, this aggression against Ukraine is something the world simply cannot tolerate. So, the sanctions ought to go further. As I’ve said, we’ve made good progress so far,” she said.
She also noted that the U.S. and allies “certainly haven’t reached the limit” on what consequences it can impose on Russia but acknowledged there has been “impressive progress.”
The Congresswoman listed a number of things that she would like to see take place.
“I think there are several things we need to be doing, we need to certainly be increasing the sanctions, as I’ve said, and I would have sequenced the sanctions differently. I would have done more early on. I think we need to make sure that we’re rushing additional javelin and stinger missiles to the Ukrainians. I think we need to make sure that we get the Supplemental Assistance Package that should be on the floor of the House this week. We need to get that moving. We need to make sure that we are moving to deploy forces as we are in Eastern Europe. We need to make sure that we’re continuing to encourage our allies to do the same,” she explained.
She said that “the United States stands with Ukraine” and that should be made clear.
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