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Cruz to block two more Biden cabinet nominees to address sanctions against Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 04: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks at a press conference on school reopening during Covid-19 at US Capitol on March 04, 2021 in Washington, DC. The House of Representatives canceled plans to vote today as a precaution after talk surfaced online of possible protest or violent unrest in Washington. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

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UPDATED 6:45 PM PT – Thursday, March 11, 2021

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said he will delay more of Joe Biden’s cabinet nominees as he takes a stand against the Nord Stream 2 project. On Thursday, Cruz revealed plans to hold the confirmations of Brian McKeon and Wendy Sherman in order to pressure the administration into doing “more on Nord Stream 2.”

A bipartisan group of lawmakers has condemned the pipeline’s construction from Russia to Germany, fearing it would give Russia too much power over Western Europe. Cruz said the sanctions passed by Congress were effective and Biden should stick to their previous plans.

“And in the last couple of months, as everyone knows, Putin has begun building the pipeline again,” Cruz said. “And he’s done so because of the mixed signals from the Biden administration, on whether they will follow the law that has been passed overwhelmingly with massive bipartisan support from Congress twice.”

White House officials claimed Biden is against the pipeline’s construction, but has not yet made a formal statement on the matter.

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