(PresidentialWire.com)- North Carolina Republican Congressman Greg Murphy told Newsmax last week that the Biden administration “intervened to water down” bipartisan legislation that would have imposed tougher penalties on Russia for invading Ukraine.
Appearing on Newsmax’s “American Agenda” on Wednesday, Congressman Murphy said the bill put together by Republicans and Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee would have “put teeth” in US actions against Russia by placing more stringent “economic chokeholds” on the Kremlin, including placing sanctions on Russian oil and gas.
But, Murphy added, the Biden administration stepped in at the last minute to “water down the bill.”
Murphy blasted President Joe Biden, saying his presidency has made America weak in front of the world. He said the White House is not taking the lead in working toward peace and “against a pathological, evil dictator” because the administration doesn’t “believe in fighting evil with power.” Calling both the president and his administration weak, Murphy said the US isn’t willing to stand up to Putin “by actions or by words.”