President Joe Biden has been slammed for showing political weakness against Russia, especially with regards to stopping a vital gas pipeline that will give Russia a hold over the European countries. Ironically Biden was very fast to stop a pipeline in the USA that would have provided energy independence for the USA.
“Russia’s adversaries in central and Eastern Europe are worried President Biden isn’t willing to fight hard to stop the Russia-Germany gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 — one of Vladimir Putin’s core priorities,” Axios reported. “The completion of Nord Stream 2 would be a huge geopolitical win for Putin and give him substantial new leverage in Europe.”
This pipeline allows Russia to further isolate Ukraine, by selling directly to Europe.
“The Ukrainians are a bit disappointed that President Biden did not commit during the Munich [Security] Conference to use every tool in his power to stop Nord Stream 2,” a source close to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told Axios. “But it is not too late for the U.S. to take decisive action, and the Ukrainians are hopeful the Biden administration will do so.”
America’s allies in Europe want Biden “to make clear he’s willing to do whatever it takes to stop the pipeline from being completed,” Axios reported.
“President Trump even leveled trade threats at Merkel as part of his hardline tactics to stop Nord Stream 2,” Axios reported. “Construction on Nord Stream 2 halted during the Trump presidency.”
“For the second time in the first thirty days of his presidency, President Biden has bent a knee to Russia,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said in a statement to The Daily Wire. “Earlier this month his administration announced the five-year extension of the New START treaty – exactly what Putin had been asking the United States for months. The President made no attempt to update this Cold War-era agreement, and failed to bring China to the negotiating table, even as the CCP continues to grow their own nuclear capabilities. Now, President Biden has once again caved to Russia’s demands by stepping aside and allowing the construction of a corrupt pipeline to continue.”
“The Biden Administration announced on Friday that it would not implement any new sanctions on entities involved in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, as required by law that was supported by Republicans and Democrats alike in Congress,” McCarthy continued. “This gives Russia a green light to build a pipeline that endangers the ability of Ukraine to stand up to Russian bullying and gives one of our adversaries more control of the natural gas flow in the region.”