Senators Threaten to Veto Biden Nominees Over Sanction Enforcement

Senators from both parties are threatening the Biden administration if they do not enforce sanctions on American adversaries.

According to The Washington Free Beacon:

The nominees were grilled on Tuesday afternoon by lawmakers on the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, which is responsible for signing off on Treasury Department nominees. Brian Nelson is nominated for undersecretary for terrorism and financial crimes, and Elizabeth Rosenberg is nominated for assistant secretary for terrorist financing. Both individuals, if confirmed, will have the power to advance sanctions relief.

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Sen. Bob Menendez (D., N.J.), who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he will under no circumstances support Rosenberg and Nelson if they fail to provide written guarantees that they will enforce a full range of sanctions on Russia, China, and Iran—even as the Biden administration moves to waive sanctions on these countries. Sen. Pat Toomey (R., Pa.), the banking committee’s ranking member, also expressed grave concerns about what he sees as the administration’s desire to lift sanctions on Iran before the Islamic republic shows a willingness to halt its nuclear program and wind down its regional terrorism operations.

The bipartisan threats to veto the nominees signal growing frustration on Capitol Hill with the Biden administration’s decision to waive and cancel sanctions on Iran, China, and Russia. In addition to nixing sanctions on Iranian entities tied to its terrorism enterprise, the administration waived sanctions on Russia’s NordStream 2 energy pipeline. The pipeline is opposed by many members of Congress who see it as a way for Russian president Vladimir Putin to exert control over Europe’s energy needs.

In one exchange, Menendez scolded Rosenberg and Nelson for dodging questions about China’s ongoing purchase of illicit Iranian crude oil. This trade is heavily sanctioned, but the Biden administration has chosen not to enforce measures on the books, prompting outrage from Menendez, Toomey, and others. In recent months, China has imported more than 600,000 barrels of illegal Iranian oil.

It appears there are still bipartisan moments on Capitol Hill.

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Craig
Craig
1 year ago

It’s about time we get some bipartisan efforts. Whatever it’s take to make Biden impotent on the domestic and foreign soils

russell
russell
1 year ago

the senate is doing there job

nemo
nemo
1 year ago

Someone must have passed out some balls to the senators… Biden wants to sell us down the river, right into a war… Who benefits from a war?

AZtejas41
AZtejas41
1 year ago

If Menendez is against it, it is worse than I thought. I expect him to go ahead and vote for them. He has too many skeletons in the closet to go against the main stream Marxist movement. I do thank him for putting up the initial road block.

Elizabeth Estrada aka CHIAKIA

LISTEN UP…The UNIT ED STATES Needs to Have SANCTIONS Against BULLY COUNTRIES. Do YOU Think ISRAEL Gets PEACE…SOME of the CHINESE People…N. KOREANS…Some RUSSIANS..REPUBLICANS…Some AMERI CANS etc????? I TH INK NOT. From SamuraiQueen. 😄😄😄

jawad
jawad
1 year ago

Whose side is Biden on, anyway?

Mikey
Mikey
1 year ago
Reply to  jawad

Not ours, that’s for sure.

Jamey
Jamey
1 year ago

You KNOW that the Biden administration is extreme beyond belief, if even Democrat senators are rebelling against Biden’s decisions. Americans must face the fact that Democrats elected the most anti American president in American history. The fact that Biden is also brain damaged and lost his cognitive faculties just makes everything worse.

All those who voted Democrat in the last election now have the responsibility of accepting and watching the disintegration of American governmental operations under the tutorship of a completely corrupt, anti American Democrat Party. Democrats are “no damn good”!

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