Biden’s Press Secretary, Jen Psaki, was trapped by a conservative reporter on Thursday afternoon when he asked about why President Biden stopped the Keystone pipeline in the US but approved of Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline.
Peter Doocy battles Jen Psaki over the Biden administration refusing to sanction Russians over Nord Stream 2 and having done nothing to stop the pipeline's completion (even though he killed Keystone XL).
As Doocy pointed out, it doesn't exactly show "climate leadership." pic.twitter.com/0eBk4uJ2rA
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) May 20, 2021
Biden enacted his executive order stopping the Keystone XL pipeline within hours after taking office on January 20, 2021. In so doing, he destroyed thousands of good paying jobs.
Republicans and Democrats are slamming President Biden for the Nord Stream 2 approval and questioning how it helps our national security.
“I am opposed to the choice by the Biden White House to stop sanctions on Russia. I ask the administration to continue with the mandated sanctions. The Biden team has said the pipeline is a Russian influence project. A belief I share, but I do not understand how today’s choice will advance our effort to counter Russian aggression,” Bob Menendez, the Chairman of the Senator Foreign Relations Committee, said in a statement.
Former Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell is labeling Biden’s decision a gift to Putin.
— Neil Cavuto (@TeamCavuto) May 19, 2021
Author: Scott Dowdy