Reporter questions State Department spokesman whether Biden taking credit for Trump accomplishments
February 23, 2021 at 09:09
Here's what you need to know as you start your dayState Dept briefing gets heated as reporter asks if Biden admin taking credit for Trump accomplishmentsAn Associated Press reporter took State Department spokesman Ned Price to task Monday for suggesting that President Joe Biden was responsible for a policy that had started under the Trump administration.
Kremlin critics have said the project would double the amount of natural gas imported from Russia.
The poisoning of Russian dissident Alexei Navalny has revitalized calls for the project to be abandoned.
At Monday’s press conference, Price seemed to suggest that the Biden administration’s efforts had led to the development on Nord Stream 2.
The aforementioned entities have wound down their activities in the pipeline project, Price said, and demonstrated that Biden and Congress’s strategy have been "working to good effect."
Associated Press reporter Matt Lee piped in, telling Price that all of this work had begun under the Trump administration.
Price, noticeably flustered, said he was merely speaking on behalf of the State Department – occupied by the same people since before Biden took office.
Take a lookHere are 3 questions AG nominee Merrick Garland dodged from Senate RepublicansJudge Merrick Garland, President Biden's attorney general nominee, repeatedly avoided providing direct answers to questions from Republican senators during Monday's hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Garland dodged questions about the Durham investigation into the Trump-Russia probe origins, transgender athletes in high school sports and whether crossing the border illegally should be a criminal offense.
Sen. Josh Hawley, R-MO, asked Garland whether he belives that illegally crossing the border should remain a crime.
He refused to answer – he answered like a judicial nominee, and not like a nominee to be attorney general."
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