Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, on Sunday blamed President Joe Biden’s “weakness” for leaving Europe on the verge of war with Russia.
In a fiery interview on “Fox News Sunday,” Cruz drew a straight line between the chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan last year to an imminent threat of a Russian invasion of Ukraine.
“Europe is on the verge of war because of the weakness, the fecklessness of Joe Biden,” Cruz declared.
“Joe Biden's surrender and disastrous retreat from Afghanistan is the worst military catastrophe for the United States in decades, and the consequences — at the time I said as a result of this incredible weakness, all of our enemies across the globe are looking to Washington, they are taking the measure of the men in the Oval Office— and as a result, as I said back in August, the chances of Russia invading Ukraine had just risen tenfold. The chances of China invading Taiwan had just risen tenfold. We are seeing the first of those two shoes dropping today.”
According to Cruz, Ukraine had protection against invasion by Russia as long as its natural gas pipelines went through Ukraine.
Russia's building of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline to Germany changed all that, he said.
“Once [Russia’s President Vladimir Putin] builds Nord Stream 2, he no longer has to worry about those pipelines,” Cruz said.
“That pipeline was dead for over a year until Joe Biden became president and Putin began building that pipeline again on Jan. 24, 2021, 4 days after Biden was sworn into office … because he knew what was going to happen, which was that Joe Biden formally waived sanctions on Russia, on Putin, and gave the green light to build Nord Stream 2.”
“That is why we have over 100,000 troops in Russian tanks on the border of Ukraine preparing to invade. That's where we are on the brink of war in Europe,” he asserted.
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