Congressional Republicans Criticize Biden For Not Giving F-16s To Ukraine

Congressional Republicans on Sunday criticized President Biden for not providing F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine in its now-year-old effort to stop Russia's invasion.

  • Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan, member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Texas Rep. Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Foreign Relations Committee, spoke in reacting to Jake Sullivan, the White House national security adviser, ​saying the U.S. assessment of Ukraine’s military needs points to tanks, armored personnel carriers and air defense systems on the front line.
  • “This phase is about ground combat and being able to have the tools in the hands of the Ukrainians to take the territory back that the Russians are occupied​,” Sullivan said. ​​
  • McCaul thinks sending Ukraine the warplanes and long-range artillery could give the country the militray edge needed to defeat Russia, “saying on ABC News’ “This Week,” “T​his whole thing is taking too long.”
  • Sullivan said on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” “We’re giving it to them fast. We’re giving it to them in large quantities. And the question of F-16s is really a question for another day, for another phase.”


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