Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) had a terse message for the Biden administration Thursday over shutting down a Polish proposal to provide Ukraine with MiG fighter jets: “Get them the aircraft.”
The Pentagon rejected the idea Wednesday, saying allied efforts against the Russian invasion should be focused on more useful weaponry and the MiG transfer with a U.S. and NATO connection would run a “high risk” of escalating the war, the Associated Press reported.
“I simply do not understand the logic for not getting the MiGs to the Ukrainians immediately. There is no logic which has been provided to this committee or to the nation for the lack of rapidity in making this decision. It makes no sense,” Romney said in a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing.
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) on sending fighter jets to Ukraine:— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) March 10, 2022
"Send these MiGs…Enough talk. People are dying. Send them the planes that they need. They say they need MiGs…They want MiGs. Get them the MiGs." pic.twitter.com/vpFE9yoIoE