WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) released the following statement once again condemning the decision by Secretary Blinken and President Biden to waive sanctions on the corporation overseeing the construction of Russia’s Nord Stream 2 Pipeline:

“This is a God-awful decision and is completely unacceptable. As the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Energy, the Environment and Cyber, there is broad bipartisan agreement that Nord Stream poses a grave threat to energy and national security across the globe, particularly to that of Ukraine, Poland and the Baltic region.

This is a pure give-away to the corrupt Putin regime, which undermines American interests daily around the globe. I implore my colleagues on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and my colleagues from both parties in Congress, to intervene here immediately. This cannot be allowed to proceed.”