Rep. Budd Lays Smack Down On Biden, Blames Russian Aggression On His ‘Weakness’
Rep. Ted Budd, a Republican from North Carolina, stated in an interview on Thursday that there’s no way Russia would be so bold as to threaten to invade Ukraine if former President Donald Trump were still the commander-in-chief, going on to attribute reports of their offensive to “weakness in the way that Biden has led.”
“What we need is American strength like the way Trump led,” said Budd, who is a candidate currently running for the U.S. Senate in North Carolina. “This certainly wouldn’t have this problem with the Ukraine and the potential Russian invasion if he was still the president.”
Appearing on “American Agenda,” Budd told hosts Bob Sellers and Heather Childers that the proposed Nord Stream 2 pipeline was representative of “growing Russian strength.”
“They’re flexing their muscle like a mother bear that’s longing for her cubs,” he stated.
“Nord Stream 2 is a 765-mile pipeline with an annual capacity of 1.9 trillion cubic feet and would double the volume of gas delivered directly to Germany, according to Al-Jazeera, the Newsmax report said.
Critics say the new addition to the first Nord Stream circumvents existing links through Poland and Ukraine and will increase Russia’s leverage over Central Europe.
Moscow has insisted that Nord Stream 2 is a purely commercial project that will help ensure a more reliable long-term supply and help save transit fees paid to Poland and Ukraine.
Budd then pointed out the importance of U.S. national security talks with Russia concerning the Ukraine crisis on Jan. 10. According to new reports from Reuters there will be more talks held on the 12th and 13th respectively.
“The good side is that we’ve had seven years for the Ukraine to prepare for a potential Russian invasion,” Budd went on to say. “There’s only a small window when they can do this during the winter, so we have to go forward to the Jan. 10 talks and keep pushing them off the ledge from invasion.”
If Trump were in office, our nation would be respected by Putin enough to know better than to make idle threats against Ukraine. Period. Folks may not like to admit it, but Trump was a strong leader who wasn’t afraid to stand up to people like Putin.
Biden barely even knows where he’s at during any given moment of the day. Beyond embarrassing, isn’t it?