What is Nord Stream 2 and why should you care that a major Democrat lobbyist firm representing nearly a half dozen companies with financial stakes in the pipeline is contributing to U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet’s reelection campaign?
Glad you asked.
Nord Stream 2 is an undersea pipeline for Russia to sell natural gas to Germany, which is strongly opposed by Ukraine that will lose out on natural gas imports.
Anyway, Biden waived sanctions against the nearly completed pipeline in May.
And now, Russian military forces are amassing along the Ukraine border preparing for an invasion.
Some in Congress want to impose sanctions against Russia for the aggression, and now more than ever we need to know where Bennet stands on the pipeline and the sanctions waived by Biden.
And, whether Congress should now impose sanctions on Russia before they invade the Ukraine.
As for those political donations to Bennet, Axios reports:
McLarty Inbound, the foreign lobbying arm of Mack McLarty’s consulting firm, is representing five companies with financial stakes in the Nord Stream project.
McLarty, former President Clinton’s chief of staff, has donated himself this year to Schumer and Democratic Sens. Tim Kaine of Virginia, Jacky Rosen of Nevada, Michael Bennet of Colorado, Pat Leahy of Vermont and Chris Coons of Delaware.
Former Democrat state Rep. Vincent Roberti of Connecticut is also a Nord Stream 2 lobbyist who unloaded the maximum allowable campaign donations on Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and a host of other vulnerable Senate Democrats.
As we recall, Bennet was totally mum when Biden killed Keystone, along with American’s oil independence.
Then, Biden played surrender monkey to Russia by green lighting the Nord Stream 2 pipeline that will pump billions of dollars into Russia.
A responsible Colorado media would be asking Bennet about that, as well as the campaign donation.
Go ahead. We’ll wait.