AP State Department reporter Matt Lee, who refuses to join the DC journalism groupthink, struck again today, catching the Biden people trying to take credit for a Trump accomplishment.
You know, like they do with the vaccine.
Notice that Ned Price, the State Department spokesman, tries to say that he merely was speaking for the people of the State Department, who also worked under Trump.
That after he specifically claimed that Biden polices were driving the issue.
Fox News explains:
Price, highlighting a report sent to Congress, said some 18 entities have engaged in “good faith efforts” to scale back their involvement in Nord Stream 2, a controversial $11 billion pipeline project designed to transmit Russian natural gas to Germany.
Kremlin critics have said the project would double the amount of natural gas imported from Russia. If completed, it would leave Europe more dependent on Russian energy than ever before. 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.
“You guys have only been in office for a month, right? Are you telling me that in the last four weeks these 18 companies all of the sudden decided to say, ‘Oh my God! We better not doing anything with Nord Stream 2,” Lee said. “You guys are taking credit for stuff the previous administration did. Yes or no?”