May 18, 2021
U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement regarding reports that the Biden Administration is preparing to waive sanctions on the company in charge of Nord Stream 2.
"Two months ago, President Biden called Putin a 'killer,' but today he's planning to give Putin, his regime, and his cronies massive strategic leverage in Europe. You can't pretend to be a Russia hawk but then just roll over. It's wrong to roll back a tool that hurts the completion of a core Putin pet project to weaken NATO. Allowing the completion of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline would be a strategic mistake and the administration should rethink this."