Lankford Votes for US to Sanction Russia’s Nord Stream 2 Pipeline
WASHINGTON, DC – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today issued a statement after the Senate voted on legislation to impose US sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. Nord Stream 2 is a natural gas pipeline from Russia to Germany running through the Baltic Sea. Earlier this year, Biden waived sanctions on those involved in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which threatens the energy security of the US and our European allies. By contrast, President Trump imposed a total of 25 sanctions on the pipeline during his presidency.
“Cancelling sanctions on Russia as they aggressively move against their neighbors shows American weakness, hurts US energy dominance, threatens the security of our allies, and gives more power to Putin. I strongly support US sanctions on the Russian Nord Stream 2 pipeline. Biden and his team have tried to appease the Kremlin by not imposing sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, even as the Biden Administration blocked domestic energy in America like the Keystone pipeline. Biden’s foreign and domestic policy makes absolutely no sense to most Oklahomans.”