Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is a flagrant assault on democracy and the right of the Ukraine people to determine their own destiny. The United States must stand firmly with the people of Ukraine in this devastating time. America must work with our allies to craft a decisive response and show the world that attacks on democracy will not be tolerated. President Putin must be met with harsh and lasting consequences. I joined the armed forces so that I could help defend our liberties against those who wish to bring tyranny. As a soldier, representative, husband, and American, I am disgusted with the actions taken by the Russian government. Abby and I encourage everyone to join us in praying for Ukraine and the Ukrainian people.