WASHINGTON, D.C. – In case you missed it, Senator Rick Scott wrote an op-ed for the Washington Times following his trip to Germany, Poland and Lithuania to meet with American service members and hear from high-level government officials on the state of democracy in Europe while Russia wages war against Ukraine. In the op-ed, Senator Scott highlights the importance of the United States and our freedom-loving partners across the world renewing our commitment to “never again,” supporting the massive humanitarian efforts underway to aid the Ukrainian people, and forcefully condemning Putin and Russian troops’ genocide in Ukraine.
In the op-ed, Senator Rick Scott wrote, “I returned to the United States with the reassurance that our partners and allies’ commitment to defending freedom and defeating tyranny has only grown stronger. I am also returning from Europe with a challenge for our nation to lead the world in standing for human rights.
Following the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps, the world pledged to ‘never again’ allow genocide to take the lives of innocent people. But today, Mr. Putin is choosing that path.
Children are dying, families are dying precisely because they are Ukrainian and won’t do what the dictator Putin wants them to. This is genocide.
‘Never again’ was promised, but world leaders are failing.
Now, we must do everything in our power, using our voices, actions and resources, to support these humanitarian missions and forcefully condemn Mr. Putin’s genocide in Ukraine.
Whether we like it or not, we need to recognize the evil in our world. It exists in the governments of communist China, Iran, North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua and Russia. They want a different world, one where the enemies of democracy, human rights and sovereign nations issue the orders and the United States and our allies do what we are told. They will bully and crush anyone in their way if they are allowed. I for one, and I know I am not alone, will not accept this.
Out of this terrible conflict, America has an opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to the security and independence of democratic nations, strengthen our energy and industrial independence and partnerships with fellow democracies, and stop genocide, renewing the promise of “Never Again.” We cannot allow this moment to pass without action. The protection of human rights and the survival of democracy and the United States depends on it.”
Read the full op-ed in the Washington Times HERE.