Here’s a new term for some of you, watermelon communist. It means someone who is green on the outside but red inside. No, classic red. Miscreants like that helped put Joe Biden in office and he owes them. The price? Kill American energy production. Republican Senator Mike Crapo of Idaho explains. More from Drew Berquist
Crapo: More than a third of Vladimir Putin’s budget comes from the sale of Russian oil and natural gas. Congress must target that—and more—to hold Putin accountable, long term, for his unacceptable aggression against the Ukrainian people. In addition to banning Russian energy imports, we must revoke favorable trade relations with Russia and Belarus, and provide the President authority to raise tariffs on the other nearly half of imports that Russia sells to the United States. Putin cannot enjoy the same trade status as our NATO allies, and other international partners. Instead, Russia belongs in the same pariah trade status as North Korea and Cuba.
The U.S. should also use its influence to deny Russia the trade benefits it enjoys from other countries as a World Trade Organization (WTO) member, since it is denying those very benefits to Ukraine. WTO members should punish tyrants and war criminals.
President Biden recently announced that the United States together with other NATO allies and the G7 – Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom as well as the European Union will take steps to deny most-favored-nation status to Russia. As the Republican leader of the Senate Finance Committee, I introduced bipartisan legislation with my counterpart, Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), that carries out these objectives by banning the import of energy products from Russia and Belarus, and revoking both countries’ trade benefits. The President’s announcement reinforces the need for Congress to quickly pass this legislation.
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They’re Trying to Shut Us Down
Over the last several months, I’ve lost count of how many times the powers-that-be have tried to shut us down. They’ve sent hackers at us, forcing us to take extreme measures on web security. They sent attorneys after us, but thankfully we’re not easily intimidated by baseless accusations or threats. They’ve even gone so far as to make physical threats. Those can actually be a bit worrisome but Remington has me covered.
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