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Ernst Urges Biden Administration to Reduce Reliance on “Autocratic Thug” Putin for Energy

The Iowa senator also pressed the Biden administration to protect American citizens in Ukraine, stating “We need more than a 1-800 number.”

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), a combat veteran and member of the Senate Armed Services Committee,  slammed President Biden for increasing America’s reliance on Russia for energy, calling on the administration to unleash U.S. energy production. Ernst also pressed the Biden administration to ensure the safety of American citizens in Ukraine amid Russia’s escalating aggression in the region. 

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Background :
After Senate Democrats filibustered an effort to reinstate sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline as Russia continues its aggression on the Ukrainian border, Ernst continued her calls for President Biden to actively support and bolster Ukraine.
Citing the Biden administration’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan, Ernst recently penned an op-ed calling out President Biden’s failed foreign policy doctrine of appeasement toward Vladimir Putin, writing in part: “Russia will continue to scoff at the Biden administration without decisive and proactive action.”
Ernst is also backing the Guaranteeing Ukraine’s Autonomy by Reinforcing its Defense Act (GUARD Act) that would provide critical support to Ukraine and help give them necessary resources to push back against Putin’s hostility.