Rep. Perry Reveals Steps U.S. MUST Take In Order To Stop Putin, Help Americans
According to Rep. Scott Perry, the U.S. has to start putting its natural gas and oil onto the market, not only as a means of preventing funding from reaching Russian President Vladimir Putin, but also to help lower the price of fuel for regular Americans.
“The hunt for the high gas price scapegoat just continues all around the country and, of course, President [Joe] Biden and the left are leading this safari,” the Pennsylvania Republican went on to say during an interview on Newsmax’s “Wake Up America.” “The gas prices started going up long before the invasion of Ukraine because of the United States policy, the Biden policy to quit drilling for gas and oil and providing it on the open market,” he continued.
While the United States should not be buying Russian oil, which is putting “about $65 [million] or $75 million a day” toward Putin’s attacks on Ukraine, the other side of the equation is to reopen the United States’ capabilities, said Perry.
Americans can’t afford the higher gas prices, particularly at a time when their wages are no longer going up to meet the record levels of inflation, said Perry.
“It’s all self-inflicted and unnecessary,” Perry stated. “These are all policies of Joe Biden and the left.”
Meanwhile, Secretary of State Antony Blinken told CNN on Sunday that the United States is “working with Poland as we speak to see if we can backfill anything that they provide to the Ukrainians,” including fighter jets, and while Perry said he supports that, he questioned the wisdom of “telegraphing our actions” to Putin.
Perry, though, said there is no reason for the United States to shirk from helping Ukraine out of fear of escalating tensions, and he thinks an agreement on backfilling planes and weapons sent to the war-torn country “should have happened a long time ago. It really shouldn’t be news.”
“I’m not sure how tensions can get any higher,” said the congressman. “If you’re living in Poland or Belarus, you’re very concerned, and so the thing to do is to let Vladimir Putin know that this is not going to stand. He’s not going to stay in Ukraine.”
He then added that by taking further action that puts “despots, wherever you live” on alert to “stay in your own countries and quit invading your neighbors [as] you’re not going to be rewarded for doing it.”
“However, Perry said he questions whether Putin will ever be brought to account for any war crimes occurring in the invasion and bombardment of Ukraine because war crime charges ‘are only functional if you can get the person on trial and punish them,'” the report said.
However, with Putin being the leader over a sovereign nation, that means his country will have to take a stand in order to hold him accountable for his actions and “that’s why the screws need to be turned down on every single way on Russia.”
“We have no quarrel with the Russian people, but Vladimir Putin must feel the pain from his people,” remarked the congressman. “They must be cut off. No exports, no imports, removal from the National Security Council. That alone should be without question. That’s non-negotiable.”
He also went on to state that Russia needs to be prevented from negotiating on behalf of the U.S. for the Iran nuclear deal and that they need to be cut off from the rest of the world.
“Russia must be cut off from the rest of the world and made to feel the pain so they pull their forces not only out of Ukraine from this incursion, but from the previous ones, and then other countries like Georgia, where they invaded in the past,” Perry went on to conclude. “This all must stop. America must be united in this cause against Vladimir Putin.”