WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), and Ted Cruz (R-TX) released the following statement on reports of the Biden Administration’s decision to waive sanctions related to the Nord Stream 2 pipeline:

“If these reports are accurate, the administration’s decision to waive sanctions sends an unfortunate signal that the United States is not prepared to do what Congress has mandated they do: use crushing sanctions to stop the pipeline,” said the senators. “Projects like the Nord Stream 2 pipeline are a threat to European energy security. This type of weakness only encourages Putin’s aggression; he’s not paying a significant price for his malign activities and with decisions like these, the Biden Administration is only encouraging him. It is exactly the wrong message to send.”

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