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Rep. Kevin McCarthy: Biden puts Russian jobs above American jobs

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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 19: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks with reporters after voting on the establishment of a commission to investigate the events of January 6 on May 19, 2021 in Washington, DC. When asked if he was worried about being subpoenaed if a commission was formed, McCarthy said "I have no concern about that, but that's somebody playing politics with it, not wanting to get to the core of what happened." (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 19: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks with reporters after voting on the establishment of a commission to investigate the events of January 6 on May 19, 2021 in Washington, DC. When asked if he was worried about being subpoenaed if a commission was formed, McCarthy said "I have no concern about that, but that's somebody playing politics with it, not wanting to get to the core of what happened." (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) speaks with reporters. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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UPDATED 6:41 PM PT – Wednesday, June 9, 2021

House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Joe Biden is giving an economic advantage to Russia by waiving sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. In a letter to Biden, McCarthy and his Republican colleagues said the completion of Nord Stream 2 would hurt the U.S. economy and national security.

McCarthy said Biden gave a “gift” to Russian President Vladimir Putin by waiving pipeline sanctions. He added that due to Biden’s decision Russia will be able to sell more gas to Europe at a cheaper price, which will reduce U.S. exports and cost thousands of American jobs.

McCarthy and lawmakers alike agree that Biden’s decision is irresponsible. “Given your open hospitality to domestic pipelines like the Keystone XL pipeline, which also was a top priority for our Canadian allies, it is baffling that you are willing to green-light Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline,” the lawmakers added.

“The Keystone XL pipeline would enhance our energy security and create job opportunities for Americans.” Further, he suggested that by lifting the sanctions, all Biden is doing is prioritizing Russian jobs over American jobs.

In the meantime, McCarthy is urging Biden to rethink his action and to “fully implement the Congressionally mandated sanctions against all responsible parties and actors to permanently stop completion of Nord Stream 2.”

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