War in Ukraine: What Pa. politicians have to say about it

‘This attack on a peaceful country is shocking,’ Gov. Tom Wolf said

By: - February 24, 2022 9:55 am

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 24: Ukrainians demonstrate outside Downing Street against the recent invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022 in London, England. Overnight, Russia began a large-scale attack on Ukraine, with explosions reported in multiple cities and far outside the restive eastern regions held by Russian-backed rebels. European governments reacted with widespread condemnation and vows of more sanctions. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Russian forces rolled into the Donbas region of Ukraine on Wednesday, with President Joe Biden vowing “consequences” as Russian strongman Vladimir Putin launched attacks across the democratic eastern European nation. Here’s how Pennsylvania’s elected leaders reacted to the news. This post will be updated to fill in any blanks.

Gov. Tom Wolf:

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa.:

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa.:

Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (Retweet of White House statement)

U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-1st District:

U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle, D-2nd District:

U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans, D-3rd District:

U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-4th District:

U.S. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, D-5th District:

U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, D-6th District:

U.S. Rep. Susan Wild, D-7th District:

U.S. Rep. Dan Meuser, R-9th District:

U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, R-10th District:

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker, R-11th District:

U.S. Rep. Fred Keller, R-12th District:

U.S. Rep. John Joyce, R-13th District:


U.S. Rep. Guy Reschenthaler, R-14th District:

U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, R-16th District:

U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb, D-17th District (via his campaign Twitter):

U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle, D-18th District: 

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John L. Micek

A three-decade veteran of the news business, John L. Micek is the Pennsylvania Capital-Star's former Editor-in-Chief.

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