Recently, some lawmakers on Capitol Hill are saying the United States should consider putting U.S. military boots on the ground in Ukraine as Russia's invasion continues.
U.S. Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) was one of the latest to say it was an option that must be seriously considered by the Biden administration.
According to U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover), the chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee, U.S. or NATO troops on the ground in Ukraine would be the wrong step.
During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," Palmer argued there was still much the Biden administration could do to aid the Ukrainians without putting U.S. military personnel in harm's way.
"I don't think we need to put U.S. or NATO forces into Ukraine," Palmer said. "I think we need to give them the resources that they need to fight and win this war themselves. I think it should be apparent to everybody that Russia cannot win this. They may destroy Ukraine's infrastructure. They may try to lock down another province, the Donbas region, and hold on to that. They cannot win this.
"I think Ukraine can win it if they have the arms and materials they need. I'm very disgusted with the Biden administration, particularly the State Department because they've been so slow in getting critical arms to Ukraine, particularly the ground-to-air defense systems. And I'm not talking about Patriot systems. I'm talking about the S-300s and S-400s -- stuff that they're very familiar with and know how to use. I think we're finally sending them some heavy artillery. Part of that -- we need to get that over there immediately because the landscape where they're fighting is different from where they have been fighting."
Palmer said the battlefield has a flatter landscape than where they had previously fought, so the Ukrainians need heavy artillery and armor to finish the job.
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