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Pascrell Demands Absolute Punishment for Russia

PATERSON, NJ – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today voiced support for President Biden’s just-announced sanctions on Russia while demanding further measures to punish the Russian Federation for its war on Ukraine.

“President Biden’s new sanctions are decisive leadership and an appropriate action as we stand with the people of Ukraine,” said Rep. Pascrell. “Vladimir Putin and his leadership are waging a deadly war against Ukraine and its people. They must feel acute pain for their crimes and the horrors they are causing. Seize their estates. Impound their yachts. Auction their possessions. Topple their stock market. Embargo their fuel. Kick their kids out of our colleges. Vladimir Putin may be one of the richest man on earth with billions he has looted from his people: grab every penny of it that can be grabbed.

“The United States must lead the world community. President Biden’s leadership in working with our European, G7, and NATO allies has allowed for these tough multilateral actions. And our allies must continue to join us in accepting the weight of further measures. Certainly there will be some pain and sacrifice for the greater good of freedom, democracy, and the world community. Banishing Russia from international banking systems like SWIFT is a next step we should support to bring the Putin regime to its knees. If 20th Century history has taught us anything, it is that if you continually sate a wolf, he will not stop but eventually devour you. We must band together with our allies to isolate Russia economically, diplomatically, and financially”

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