House Speaker Nacy Pelosi said Democrats lawmakers will give full support to President Joe Biden if he intends to offer support to Ukraine after Russian President Vladimir Putin decided to invade the country on Wednesday.
On the same day, Pelosi also denounced the move of Putin is invading Ukraine and revealed that the U.S. will remain united with allies as Western leaders continue to impose sanctions against Russia while ensuring political and financial support for Ukraine.
Pelosi compared the move of Putin to the Nazi occupation of its neighbors before World War II.
“This is the Sudetenland. We cannot ignore what Putin is doing,” Pelosi (D-Calif.) said.
“You cannot take it any lighter than what it is: a total assault on democracy,” Pelosi added.
Sources said Pelosi went to Germany last week for the Munich Security Conference with NATO leaders, members of the U.S. Congress, and the mayor of Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, Vitali Klitschko.
“There will be a price to pay for Vladimir Putin,” she said.
She also praised Biden for quickly responding to Putin’s invasion by imposing the first tranche of sanctions and warned of more to come.
Meanwhile, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, a longtime champion of NATO said Biden should impose the “toughest possible sanctions” against Russia for invading Ukraine.