Following the invasion of Ukraine, Russians in many large cities took to the street to protest the operation. Now that the people of Russia have shown their displeasure, it is fair to wonder why Vladimir Putin has taken such a step. And why has no one moved to stop them? During a Friday appearance on Morning Joe, GOP Senator Ben Sasse blasted the Russian Oligarchs who enable the authoritarian leader.
“Fundamentally we need to have targeted sanctions against the 16 oligarchs, the mobster cronies who enable Putin’s madness,” Sasse told Joe Scarborough. “These guys — we need a made-for-TV lifestyles of the rich and famous assh*les for the American people and people around the world to understand who these guys are.”
The Nebraska Republican continued:
“We need the Brits, who have been great allies in general, to step up and acknowledge there’s a ton of Russian billionaire money bouncing all over London and we ought to perp walk them out of the country. Their kids should be kicked out of the country and they should go back and live in Moscow’s hell holes with Putin because they are the ones enabling him. They don’t want to live with him but they love to make money off him. There need to be more consequences for them and we need to act faster.”
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.