Ted Cruz Vows to Stop Biden 'Surrendering to Our Enemies'
Republican senator says Democrat is helping to enrich Russia and China
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has vowed to do everything in his power to stop Democrat Joe Biden from "surrendering to our enemies."
Speaking during an interview on CBS's “Face The Nation,” Cruz said he is blocking some of Biden's nominees in the Senate because the Democrat regime leader is weak when it comes to dealing with America's enemies.
When asked by host Margaret Brennan if Cruz was playing politics with national security, the senator said he is doing “quite the opposite."
"I’m trying to get President Biden to stop acquiescing and surrendering to our enemies,” he asserted.
"In China, I introduced an amendment to say that we should not purchase any green vehicles or solar panels made with slave labor in communist China in concentration camps,” Cruz said.
"Every Democrat but Joe Manchin voted against it."
Sen. Cruz continued by explaining how Biden's actions are helping to enrich China and Russia.
"On Russia, one of the first things Joe Biden did was surrender to Vladimir Putin on Nord Stream two," he said.
"He gave Putin a multi-billion-dollar pipeline, a pipeline that we had stopped.
"I had authored bipartisan sanctions legislation.
"Democrats and Republicans overwhelmingly supported my legislation, and we killed that pipeline dead.
"Joe Biden came in and surrendered," Cruz said.
"It is Margaret, I believe, a generational geopolitical mistake.
"If this pipeline is allowed to go online, it will give billions of dollars to Russia.
"They will use it for military aggression against America and our allies.
"It will undermine European security, American security, and it enriches Russia.
"And Biden simply surrendered to Putin. That was a mistake.”
"And so I place the hold on these nominees in order to try to pressure Biden to follow the law,” Cruz continued.
"I’ll lift it when he follows the law.
"And in fact, I’ve suggested a simple, reasonable compromise which, as I’ve said, I will lift many of the holds if he simply triggers under a law called CAATSA, which is a Russian sanctions law passed with overwhelming bipartisan support.
"Under CAATSA, he could list Nord Stream 2 AG, which is the umbrella company for Nord Stream, and then delist it.
"That would solve his political objective of surrendering to Putin, but it would trigger an automatic congressional override veto.
"I’ve said if they trigger the override veto, the vote, then I’ll lift the hold.
"But the reason Biden doesn’t want to do that is he knows, he fears he will lose the vote in Congress because his policy of surrendering to Russia is indefensible.”