GOV. JUSTICE DISCUSSES RUSSIAN INVASION OF UKRAINE
Gov. Justice also took time out of his remarks on COVID-19 to ask West Virginians for their prayers amid escalating conflict as Russia continues its invasion of Ukraine.
“We offer up our prayers for those people,” Gov. Justice said. “It’s just really sad.
“We don’t know the extent of what Putin really wants to do, other than he’d like to put everything back together how the Soviet Union was at one time,” Gov. Justice continued. “We don’t know what the repercussions will be yet for us in this country. But we know it’s not going to be good.
“We need to realize we have made one whale of a mistake in this country. The pipeline should be finished in West Virginia; the Keystone Pipeline ought to be up and going. When it boils right down to it, we’ve got to realize there’s some real bad actors out there. The United States of America could be totally energy independent and the bad actors would be minimized.
The Governor added, “The Biden administration needs to step back and say this country needs to be totally energy independent. If we were, we’d feel stronger today. With where we are, inflation-wise, and all the challenges we have right now, it’s not going to be good.”