Diaz-Balart Statement on Russia's Latest Act of Aggression

Press Release

Date: Feb. 21, 2022
Location: Washington, DC
Issues: Foreign Affairs

Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart issued the following statement on Vladimir Putin's decision to send troops into parts of Ukraine.

"We are again witnessing the results of a feckless foreign policy of appeasement. As one of his first acts in office, President Biden ended the Keystone XL, a pipeline that would have increased our energy production, created American jobs, and lowered energy and gasoline costs for Americans while decreasing dependence on Russian oil. Meanwhile, President Biden allowed Nord Stream 2 to continue, greatly expanding Russia's oil export capacity and its leverage over Europe. This weakness is dangerous for Americans and our allies and now is being exploited by our adversaries. The world is a much more dangerous place today than before President Biden took office. After Afghanistan, Ukraine, and negotiations toward an Iran deal, I shudder at the thought of three more years of incompetence, weakness, and appeasement from the current administration."