WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) has been leading calls for quickly delivering security assistance for Ukraine and warning against potential Russian cyberattacks targeting the United States. Yesterday, Rosen joined CNN and MSNBC to discuss the bipartisan letter she joined with Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) requesting answers from National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on the speed, specifics, and supply of lethal and nonlethal military aid to Ukraine. This letter follows their bipartisan Congressional delegation visit to Germany and Poland to see U.S. and NATO support for Ukraine against Russia’s invasion.
Senator Rosen also discussed her bipartisan bill with Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA), which advanced out of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee this week, to bolster the cybersecurity of U.S. hospitals and health centers. This follows a new Wall Street Journal report that Russian-affiliated cybercriminals and hackers were plotting “to attack and disable more than 400 U.S. hospitals” at the height of the pandemic.
Senator Rosen: “We just sent the letter… what we’re hoping to find out is that $14 billion in aid that we voted in just a few weeks ago, we want to find out how much has been spent down, how it’s getting there, how quickly it’s getting there. Because when we were on our bipartisan CODEL, the one thing that the Ukrainian people that we met asked us is for as much help as we can give them as quickly as we can. Every moment that we waste having a discussion, more lives are lost by Vladimir Putin’s brutality. We don’t have time to waste.”
Senator Rosen: “We sent a letter to Jake Sullivan. We’re set up for another briefing with him. But we want to know how quickly the aid is getting drawn down, what type of aid, because of the sense of urgency. Every moment that goes by, more Ukrainian lives are lost. Vladimir Putin is brutally murdering people in the streets, bombing maternity hospitals. We’re seeing it on live TV. And so the sense of urgency, how we deliver that aid, military and humanitarian, that’s the number one thing we have to think about.”