U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) released the following statement on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine:

“Vladimir Putin was wrong to invade the sovereign nation of Ukraine, and America must follow warnings with strong sanctions. Appeasement is not an option. Any weakness shown now will long embolden our adversaries in Russia and across the world. Putin should never doubt that America stands with the freedom-loving people of Ukraine.

“From enabling Nord Stream 2 after canceling the Keystone Pipeline to delaying key economic sanctions on Russia, the Biden Administration has made countless missteps that have endangered our national security and Americans’ prosperity. I urge President Biden to immediately end his devastating war on American-made energy, restore our nation’s energy independence, and strengthen our preparedness to counter 21st century threats.”

Walorski represents the 2nd Congressional District of Indiana, serving as a member of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Ranking Member of the House Ethics Committee.