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Russia Shells One of Ukraine's Nuclear Power Plants

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This ought to be proof positive that Vladimir Putin has devolved into a sadistic, unhinged lunatic. Reports this hour indicate his Russian army is literally shelling the largest nuclear power plant in all of Europe, which is located in southeast Ukraine. As of 9 PM tonight, it’s unclear how dangerous this situation is. It is truly unconscionable that President Biden has not yet…

One Missed Opportunity After Another

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Did any of you watch the State of the Union earlier tonight? It was a spin job like no other. Not to beat a dead horse, but inflation is at a 40 year high under Biden's watch. His policies have enabled & encouraged more than 2 million people to illegally cross our border in the last year. Violent crime is rising. We're now $30 trillion in national debt, while he wants trillions more…

No Apparent “Off Ramp”

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There’s no question Vladimir Putin completely underestimated two things: (1) the resolve and determination of Ukraine & her people, and (2) the worldwide response from other nations to his tyrannical invasion. Regardless of what ultimately happens in Ukraine, Vladimir Putin has permanently sealed his reputation as a tyrant dictator.  His country will – and should – be crippled…

Not Enough To Deter Continued Aggression

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Everyone needs to understand that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is more than just a regional crisis. Instead, this is a major worldwide problem. We’ve got a tyrannical dictator who appears to have no qualms invading a neighboring country, and nobody knows how far he’s willing to go. Meanwhile, other potentially hostile nations are watching this closely, trying to figure out what they…

Rep. Norman Issues Statement on Russia’s War on Ukraine

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Late Wednesday night, Rep. Ralph Norman (SC-5) issued the following statement on Vladimir Putin and Russia's war on Ukraine: "War has begun in Ukraine. Despite his lies, his revisionist history, and his psychopathic behavior, the entire world recognizes that Vladimir Putin is solely responsible for this. There can be no doubt that Russia is the aggressor in this war, and the enemy of…

Escalating in the Wrong Direction

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The situation with Russia continues to be very tense, and still escalating in the wrong direction. For months, Vladimir Putin has been positioning massive levels of troops and military equipment along Russia’s border with Ukraine. And for months, the United States (and most of the world) has responded to this growing threat with words, not actions. In eastern Ukraine, there are two…

The situation with Russia continues to get worse by the day.

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The situation with Russia continues to get worse by the day. Many believe an invasion of Ukraine is imminent. In fact, last week the U.S. State Department advised American citizens to leave Ukraine immediately, and started evacuating all but essential staff from our embassy in Kyiv. Unfortunately, America is no longer operating from a position of strength. We’ve completely capitulated…

A Very Troubling Situation

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Concerning Russia’s buildup of military forces along its border with Ukraine, this is a very troubling situation. An emboldened Vladimir Putin is in no country’s best interest – not even Russia’s.   As a former (and forever) KGB agent, Putin’s motives are plentiful: Clearly he wants Russia to be the dominant power in Europe. • He likely believes Ukraine "is actually a…

The Taliban and Their Barbaric Treatment of Women

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"But when the Taliban arrived, these heroic women were beaten with whips and batons." This article is a powerful summary of the the despair women & girls in Afghanistan now face because of President Biden's botched withdraw of U.S. forces from that nation. I want to thank Callista Gingrich for highlighting my resolution in the House on this important matter. (H.R. 694) Every…

Rep. Norman Introduces Resolution Condemning Taliban Treatment of Afghan Women and Girls

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Earlier today, U.S. Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC-5) introduced H.Res. 694, a resolution in the House of Representatives condemning the human rights violations targeted toward women and girls in Afghanistan under Taliban rule.   The Taliban has publicly claimed a more “progressive” view toward women's rights, but the UN High Commissioner for Human…