Four years ago, members of both parties of Congress passed the law “On countering America’s adversaries through sanctions”. There is a clause in it that allows you to block the president’s refusal to introduce restrictive measures. At that time, it was supposed to become a tool for controlling Donald Trump, who was accused of “collusion” with Russia.
Over time, it became clear that the former president of the United States supported a hard line against the “Nord stream-2.” Ironically, now they want to apply this law against the current American leader – Joe Biden, who defeated Trump in the 2020 elections in part because he criticized his policy towards Russia, the article says.
According to Republican congressmen, the law on countering America’s opponents will help “bury” the deal between Washington and Berlin on the “Nord stream-2,” which allows Moscow to complete the gas pipeline for $ 11 billion. The US presidential administration is obliged to comply with this law and consider the Swiss-based company Nord Stream 2 AG as such an “enemy” and introduce new sanctions, the senators believe.
“It is still unclear whether this scheme will work. In any case, this proves how meaningless the position of the Democratic Party towards Russia has been all four years of the Trump administration. The person who defeated him in 2020 now refuses to take the toughest line against Moscow, ” the observer summed up.