Associated Press reporter Matt Lee grilled State Department spokesman Ned Price on Wednesday over a deal that the Biden administration made with Germany to allow for the completion of Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline.
Price said that the administration came to the conclusion, “as any rational observer would, that sanctions are unlikely to stop, to stand in the way of the completion of the pipeline, to prevent the pipeline’s construction. And so, that is why this administration determined that it was not in our interest to significantly undermine, to weaken our bilateral relationship, our ally, the relationship we have with our ally, Germany…”
QUESTION: Really? That’s it?
MR PRICE: That is it.
QUESTION: You have nothing else to say? Okay. All right, well, I was going to start with Sesame Street and —
MR PRICE: Grover asked some hard-hitting questions.
QUESTION: My daughter – yes, exactly. My daughter —
MR PRICE: You might want to take a cue.
QUESTION: My four-year-old daughter is an enormous fan, and I’m sure she’ll love to see it.