Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo slammed the Biden administration for allowing the production of a Russian pipeline in Europe.
As The Daily Wire reported in February, the Nord Stream 2 project reportedly resumed construction under the auspices of the Biden administration. The offshore natural gas pipeline runs from Germany to Russia. Previously, the project was halted due to threats of sanctions from President Trump.
Pompeo told Fox Business anchor Maria Bartiromo that the pipeline will “undermine American national security.”
“It undermines the Ukrainians, it undermines our friends in Poland, it undermines the United States and NATO,” Pompeo remarked. “It is now the case that the Russians will have enormous influence over German energy.”
“Imagine in a time of conflict, if things go wrong, imagine what the Russians will do with that,” he noted, adding that President Biden has given an “energy lifeline to the Russians which can choke off Eastern Europe and Ukraine.”
Earlier this year, other officials blasted Biden for the move