WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today released the following statement after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy virtually addressed Congress.
“President Zelenskyy’s address to Congress was a powerful reminder that America must lead in order to prevent further death, chaos, and destruction in Ukraine. This means applying maximum pressure to the Russian economy by unleashing the power of American energy production, expanding air defense assistance, and providing critical new munitions such as Switchblade drones.
“We also need to send a clear message to the Chinese Communist Party that we will punish them if they intervene in the conflict in order to help Russia. The CCP must know we will make public any evidence of military assistance to Russia. We should also immediately ban the export of semiconductor equipment and design software to key CCP-directed firms while making clear this embargo will expand depending upon Chinese behavior. Furthermore, the SEC needs to end its negotiations with China over audit standards and accelerate the delisting of all Chinese companies in the US.
“The CCP and Russia have been waging a New Cold War against America and our allies for over a decade. It is time for us to wake up and start doing what is necessary to win.”