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Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) issued the following statement after reports indicate that the Biden Administration will waive sanctions on the company constructing the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline. The report comes just two days after U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said he would make clear to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov that the Biden Administration views Nord Stream 2 as “a Russian strategic project that undermines European security, European energy security.”
 
“If true, President Biden just delivered a huge victory to Vladimir Putin, who will now have a stranglehold over Europe’s natural gas supplies,” Rubio said. “Then-candidate Biden promised to be tough on Russia, but it is increasingly clear that was just campaign rhetoric. There is absolutely no excuse for giving Putin more leverage over our allies and partners, including Ukraine. It is dangerous, naïve, deceitful, and weak.”  
 
Rubio is Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and a member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.