Dem Politicians Including Schumer and Blumenthal Received Campaign Contributions From Nordstrom Lobbyist

No wonder the Biden regime blocked the Keystone pipeline in favor of the Russian’s Nordstrom project.


A major Democratic donor and Nord Stream 2 lobbyist has made maximum campaign contributions this year to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and vulnerable Senate Democrats, campaign finance records show.

Why it matters: If pressure from the White House to vote against reimposing sanctions on the Russia-backed natural gas pipeline weren’t enough, Democrats who back such legislation also will be at loggerheads with one of their party’s top fundraisers.

Driving the news: Vincent Roberti, a former Connecticut state representative, has given the legal maximum of $5,800 to Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Patty Murray (Wash.).

  • He’s also given $2,900 — the maximum primary contribution — to Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H).
  • Both Cortez Masto and Hassan face competitive reelection fights next year.
  • Roberti’s firm, Roberti Global, has been paid $8.5 million for its Nord Stream 2 lobbying work, according to lobbying disclosure records.

Between the lines: Roberti has long been a prolific Democratic fundraiser, as well as a regular donor.

  • According to his company bio, he retains honorary titles at the Democrats’ House and Senate campaign arms — titles reserved for their top financial backers.
  • He’s also donated to each of these senators in past cycles while working for the pipeline.

……The big picture: President Biden’s decision to let Nord Stream 2 move forward — as well as its efforts to block a Nord Stream 2 sanctions amendment from being attached to Congress’ annual defense bill — has sparked a fierce fight on Capitol Hill.

That, in turn, has thrust the Senate’s potential vote into the spotlight.

Republicans have blocked dozens of Biden’s foreign-policy nominees in response to the administration’s actions.

They’re also threatening to block the National Defense Authorization Act if Schumer doesn’t agree to put the sanctions amendment on the floor.


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