Hypocrite Senate Democrats paused their drive to end the filibuster long enough to use the filibuster to help Russia’s Vladimir Putin corner the natural gas market in Europe last week.
The Democrats used the filibuster to block a bill sponsored by Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz that would have put sanctions on Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline in Germany. The bill needed 60 votes to pass, but the Democrats held it to only 55.
Biden had pushed to allow Nord Stream to continue operations after Donald Trump worked to block the Russian energy project. The pipeline would give Putin control of much of the natural gas used by Europe. This is what Democrats are working to facilitate and what Trump wanted to head off.
There is much hypocrisy here.
Democrats in DC spent 4 years saying Trump was a Russian asset.
But Trump sanctions on Russia stopped the opening of the Nord Stream 2 Russian pipeline.
Yesterday, the same Democrats voted to NOT put new sanctions on Russia.
And the media?! They didn’t notice.
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) January 14, 2022
This by the way, is a concrete example of how Democrats' Trump-Russia paranoia was entirely performative.
Trump admin didn't support the pipeline on grounds that it would economically empower Putin. Biden immediately reversed on the issue and a lotta Dems apparently support it. https://t.co/11uk7uCvHh
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) January 14, 2022
— Eli Lake (@EliLake) January 14, 2022
Donald Trump Jr. had it exactly right on the hypocrisy.
“The Democrats, now they want to eliminate the filibuster. They used it 327 times in 2020. Republicans used it once. Now they want to eliminate it so they can make it easier to cheat in elections. Something they want to do that is frankly voter id, which is popular with the overwhelming majority of Americans,” Trump told Sean Hannity.
“They want to eliminate it. That’s not because of all of the soundbites and on all of the nonsense. It’s because they’ve done such a disastrous job. America is on to their nonsense. They’re not going to let them get away with it again. So again, now they’ve got to change the rules to make it possible for them to win,” he said.
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