U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement regarding the administration’s abrupt reversal on MiG transfers to Ukraine.

“President Biden should explain exactly why he vetoed fighter jets for Ukraine. Two days ago, the Secretary of State gave a green light to MiG transfers but now the Department of Defense is raising red flags — what's going on? Let’s be very clear: Ukrainians are getting Javelins and Stingers from NATO territory — so why exactly does President Biden think that Ukrainian MiGs, flown by Ukrainian pilots, would be shot down over NATO territory while they're on their way to defend Ukrainian airspace? The administration isn’t leading from behind — they’re not leading, period.”