Schumer Must Cease Support of Russian Sanctions Bill
(Feb. 10, 2022)--Diane Sare, LaRouche Independent Candidate for U.S. Senate from New York, today called upon her opponent Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to cease efforts to pass a bi-partisan "pre-emptive strong sanctions bill against Russia," and to instead begin discussion on the new treaty agreement proposed by Russia to the United States on December 15, 2021. Schumer is demanding that sanctions, such as those included in the bill by Robert Menendez (D-NJ), be imposed prior to a Russian invasion of Ukraine despite repeated denials by Russia that it is planning an invasion, denials echoed by the government of Ukraine itself. Schumer added that the administration is "pushing" German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to adopt the White House's hard line regarding Nord Stream 2, killing the completed pipeline in the event of the outbreak of war. Menendez met with Scholz on Monday in an attempt to sway him toward taking that step, but Scholz has so far refused.