Cruise spokeswoman Jessica Skaggs, citing Bloomberg, citing Bloomberg, has commented that Senator Cruz has publicly and privately announced that he will use all his legal capabilities to get the Biden administration to impose sanctions on ships and companies building Nord Stream 2.

Cruz wrote on Twitter that he would withdraw his opposition to Burns’ candidacy if the US government published a report on the parties involved in building the gas pipeline and announced sanctions against them. The senator appealed to the Biden administration to “stop being lenient with Russia.”

As Bloomberg points out, opposing Cruz will not stop Burns, a professional diplomat and former US ambassador to Russia, but only delay it. His candidacy was unanimously supported by the Senate Intelligence Committee.