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Texas Congressman and a member of the House Armed Services Committee Ronnie Jackson on the problem with America continues to buy Russian oil and the need to sanction their oil and gas as attacks in Ukraine strengthen. Jackson told Fox & Friends First on Thursday that The Biden Administration had to strike at Russia with severe sanctions when troops began to accumulate on the border with Ukraine.

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REP. Ronnie Jackson: Well, they did a lot of things wrong. They had to put sanctions in place immediately before it happened. Whenever Russian troops were hoarded on the Ukrainian border, we would have to have all these harsh sanctions. We had to start by punishing their oil and gas. Number one, we should have sanctioned Putin, sanctioned their central bank. All the big tough sanctions, some of which haven’t even been done like oil and gas right now. They had to do immediately, and the agreement should be to pull their troops with the Ukrainian border and stop threatening the Ukrainian people, and we will release a sanction. But this has not yet been done. We are still buying now. We, the United States, buy 600,000 barrels a day of Russian oil at more than $ 100 a barrel now and worldwide, they earn over a billion dollars a day in oil revenues, oil sales. It’s incredible that we let that happen. We are actually funding their efforts to kill Ukrainians. It’s a shame.

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