Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik released the following statement after Russia announced sanctions against her:
"It is a badge of honor to be sanctioned by the corrupt and authoritarian Kremlin. I am proud to have one of the toughest records in Congress when it comes to standing up to the actions of Russia and their bloodthirsty war criminal dictator Vladimir Putin. Prior to the invasion, I introduced crippling sanctions. Russia's performative sanctions against me will not stop me from holding Russia accountable and speaking the truth about Russia's genocide against the Ukrainian people. Russia's actions are an atrocity, and Vladimir Putin is a thug. I will continue to hold him and his cronies accountable for their war crimes."