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WE'RE PAYING FOR PUTIN'S WAR: Jackson Says It's 'Shameful,' 'We're Buying 600,000 Barrels a Day'

posted by Hannity Staff - 3.03.22

Texas congressman and member of the House Armed Services Committee Ronny Jackson spoke with Fox & Friends First about how shameful it is that the Biden Administration continues to buy Russian oil —financing the war against the people in Ukraine. Jackson says we should have been more aggressive right out of the gate.

Watch the video above —excerpts below:

JACKSON: Well, they’ve done a lot of things wrong. They should have put the sanctions in place right off the bat before this happened. Whenever the Russian troops were amassed on the Ukrainian border, we should have had all of these tough sanctions. We should have started by sanctioning their oil and gas. Number one, we should have sanctioned Putin, sanctioned their central bank. All of the big heavy sanctions, some of them which haven’t even been done like oil and gas right now. Those should have been done immediately, and the agreement should have been you pull your troops off of the Ukrainian border and stop threatening the Ukrainian people, and we will release the sanctions. But that hasn’t been done. We are currently still buying. We, the United States, are buying 600,000 barrels a day of Russian oil at over $100 a barrel now and globally, they’re getting over a billion dollars a day in oil revenue, selling their oil. It’s unbelievable that we’re allowing this to happen. We are actually financing their efforts to kill Ukrainians. It’s shameful. 

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