Sen. Ted Cruz Criticizes Biden’s Appeasement Policy, Compares Him To Neville Chamberlain

Following President Joe Biden’s trip to Normandy, France, to commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) strongly criticized the president’s foreign policy approach. During his “Verdict” podcast with co-host Ben Ferguson, Cruz accused the White House of prioritizing politics over solemn commemorations and argued that Biden’s appeasement policy toward Russian President Vladimir Putin was responsible for the ongoing war in Ukraine.

Cruz drew a stark contrast between Biden’s actions and those of former President Donald Trump, claiming that if Trump were still in office, the war in Ukraine would not have occurred. The Senator pointed to his own legislation, which imposed sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, as a key factor in deterring Putin’s aggression.

“Joe Biden gave multibillion dollar gifts to Vladimir Putin when he waived sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, sanctions that I authored, I wrote the legislation,” Cruz said. “And Putin stopped building that pipeline the day President Trump signed my sanctions legislation into law.”

Refuting comparisons made by Secretary of State Antony Blinken between D-Day and the war in Ukraine, Cruz argued that if there was a World War Two analogy, Biden would be more akin to Neville Chamberlain than Winston Churchill or FDR. He accused Biden of being weak and an appeaser, citing the billions given to Russia and Iran as examples of the President’s constant display of weakness to America’s enemies.

Cruz concluded by contrasting the current global situation with the peace and prosperity inherited by Biden three and a half years ago, blaming the President’s policies for the two simultaneous wars now unfolding across the globe.