Rep. Norcross among delegation to see impact of Ukraine war firsthand
April 24, 2022
SOUTH JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — A bipartisan congressional delegation just returned from a week-long trip to Europe, seeing firsthand the impact of the war in Ukraine. Among the group was South Jersey Rep. Donald Norcross, who serves on the House Armed Services Committee.
With stops including Germany and Poland, Norcross said they met with leaders and had some frank discussions about ending reliance on Russian oil.
“The fact of the matter is that oil and gas coming from Russia is feeding [President Vladimir Putin’s] ability to continue this invasion,” he said.
The group visited the Poland-Ukraine border, which Norcross said was heartbreaking.
“The people who are coming from Ukraine across the border were walking,” he described. “Literally might have a backpack, might have a plastic bag full of their belongings. Primarily women and their children and the despair on their face quite frankly says it all.”