Florida lawmakers react to Russia’s attack on Ukraine

ORLANDO, Fla. — Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine prompted many federal and state lawmakers to quickly react on social media.


President Biden offered prayers to Ukrainians and placed blame solely on Russia, adding that “President Putin has chosen a premeditated war that will bring a catastrophic loss of life and human suffering.”

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U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy shared her heartache for the citizens of Ukraine.

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U.S. Sen. Rick Scott of Florida urged his followers to “pray for the innocent lives in danger.”

U.S. Rep. Val Demings offered prayers and said Putin must “pay a personal price for the lives he is taking.”

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Sen. Marco Rubio asserted that while Ukraine is “outgunned and outmanned” by Russia, it will soon be clear that “brave & tough” Ukraine has “already inflicted damage on Russian invaders.”

Rep. Anna Eskamani of Florida used Twitter to reflect on what she called “a dark moment in human history.”

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Rep. Mike Waltz offered his own perspective in terms of what he anticipates during the invasion.

Congressman Charlie Crist of Florida called the war “unprovoked” and added that Russia’s attack “will be met with the most severe sanctions,” offering the United States’ support to Ukraine.

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