"He is an Enemy:" Congressman Bacon Joins Congressional Delegation In Condemning Putin
By William Padmore, Host/Reporter Nebraska Public Media
Feb. 24, 2022, 12:52 p.m. ·
Nebraska’s congressional members are speaking out against Russia’s attack on Ukraine. Senator Deb Fischer and Representatives Adrian Smith, Jeff Fortenberry, and Don Bacon released statements today in support of Ukraine.
In a conversation with Nebraska Public Media News, Congressman Bacon called the attack a turning point in world history.
"When I look back at milestones in the last 100 years, you have Pearl Harbor, we had the Cold War, we had the Berlin Wall, we had 9-11,” Bacon said, “What we just saw yesterday is a change in the world, how it's going to work.”
He adds he doesn’t know if going forward America will have to militarily engage with Russia but says if the country and its allies don’t stand up to Russian aggression, NATO-allied nations may be the next targets.
“We thought we had an adversary in Putin, we now know we have an adversary,” Bacon said, “And Putin, he is an enemy.”
Putin has been clear on his goals: reestablish the former Soviet Union. This was an invasion of a sovereign nation. Biden must show firm resolve, work with our allies and immediately put in place strong sanctions.— Senator Deb Fischer (@SenatorFischer) February 22, 2022
I support Ukraine as they defend their sovereignty against Vladimir Putin’s evil and reprehensible invasion. We cannot allow this sort of behavior to go unchecked and must stand in solidarity with Ukrainians and against the message it sends other aggressors around the world.— Rep. Adrian Smith (@RepAdrianSmith) February 24, 2022
Thug Putin initiated unprovoked war of aggression to force Ukrainians, who want independence, to live under Russian domination. Russia is a pariah state & must be cut off economically & diplomatically. Bullies only respect strength so we must build up our defenses w/our Allies.— Rep. Don Bacon (@RepDonBacon) February 24, 2022