New Hampshire – General Don Bolduc responded today to remarks by President Biden regarding Russia and Ukraine.
STATEMENT FROM GENERAL DON BOLDUC:
“I am disappointed in President Biden’s decision to avoid major, devastating sanctions we still have on the table. If the goal is to deter any further movement of Russian forces and end the invasion, we must be more aggressive. President Biden must impose immediate sanctions upon Russian energy and cut them off from the international banking system. These actions do not go far enough.
There are many other sanctions that can be used to deter Putin’s movement and actions. Americans want to know the answer to one simple question: What is the Biden Administration waiting for?
We had the opportunity to deploy major deterrents over the last 8 months that might have stopped this invasion; mechanized and armored units to NATO border countries and our Navy positioned to the Black Sea. Unfortunately, the President sat idly by while Putin telegraphed his every move.
The ramifications back home will be felt immediately in higher energy prices. We’ve gone from energy independent to energy dependent under Joe Biden and inexplicably import oil from Russia. These failed policies need to be immediately reversed.”