U.S. Senator John Barrasso had harsh words Wednesday for the Biden Administration for making an agreement with Germany that clears the way for the final construction of Russia’s Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. Senator Barrasso made the following remarks at a Senate Committee on Foreign Relations hearing with the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland.
Senator Barrasso said the deal doubles Europe’s reliance on Russian energy.
Barrasso said Congress is the only one really willing to impose meaningful costs on Russian malign projects and to support our allies facing Russian aggression and it is clear that Congress and the American people can’t count on the administration to do the right thing.