Sen. Roger Wicker, the number two Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said Wednesday that President Biden should not ‘rule out’ military action in Ukraine if Russia invades, including the use of nuclear weapons.
‘There’s certain things in negotiations that if you’re going to be tough that you don’t take off the table,’ the Mississippi Republican told Fox News’ Neil Cavuto in an interview from the Capitol. ‘And so I think the president should say that everything is on the table.’
On Fox News, Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) floats the idea of bombing Russian military assets — and says he wouldn’t even rule out a nuclear strike pic.twitter.com/I6SatMy6hi
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The senator noted that there are already around 200 US National Guard troops on the ground in Ukraine.
‘I would not rule out military action,’ he continued. ‘Military action could mean we stand off with our ships in the Black Sea and we rein destruction on Russian military capability.
‘I would not rule out American troops on the ground. You know, we don’t rule out first use nuclear action, we don’t think it’ll happen, but…’
The US owns an estimated 5,600 nuclear warheads, while Russia has 6,257.