House Majority leader Nancy Pelosi is now demanding that the U.S. cease the purchase of all Russian oil as its invasion of neighboring Ukraine continues.
As Fox News reports:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she supports banning all Russian oil to the United States amid growing momentum in Congress to find additional ways to cut off revenue streams to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“I’m all for that. Ban it,” Pelosi said Thursday at a press conference at the Capitol.
Bipartisan members of Congress have been pushing legislation to ban oil imports from Russia and Republicans, especially, have been calling for more domestic oil and gas production in the wake of Russia’s ongoing assault on Ukraine.“The United States of America, we are importing Russian energy,” Texas Rep. Michael McCaul, the top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee said Tuesday. “This needs to stop. We are funding Putin’s war machine.“