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Cruz: ‘If the Democrats take the Senate, they intend to change this country…for generations’

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) visited Georgia this weekend, days before the Georgia Senate runoff takes place.

Republican Sen. David Perdue is running for reelection against Democrat Jon Ossoff in a regularly scheduled election and Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler is running against Democrat Raphael Warnock in a special election. Loeffler was appointed to fill former Sen. Johnny Isakson’s seat after he resigned.

Cruz has been fighting to keep Georgia red, warning that if the left control the Senate there will be a packed Supreme Court, a massive tax increase and the statehood of D.C.

“Make no mistake, if the Democrats take the Senate, they intend to change this country not for a year, not for ten years, but for generations. And I’m here to tell you, that ain’t going to happen,” Cruz said on Sunday.

“I’m proud to be here in Georgia because I look out on you and I am inspired. Each of you look around. The men and women who are gathered here, you are patriots,” he continued. “The men and women gathered here and across the state of Georgia are fighting for the United States of America.”

No candidate in either of Georgia’s Senate races won a majority of the vote on Nov. 3, requiring a runoff for both seats, with the top two candidates in each race facing off. The outcome of these two runoff elections on Jan. 5 will determine which party controls the Senate.

The Senate currently stands at 50 Republicans and 48 Democrats.

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Analysis: Biden unlikely to sanction Iran’s oil exports, gas prices ‘critical during an election year’

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Analysts say President Joe Biden is unlikely to “prompt dramatic sanctions action on Iran’s oil exports” due to “worries about boosting oil prices and angering top buyer China” according to Reuters.

Speaking to Fox News on Sunday, House Republican Representative Steve Scalise, said the administration had made it easier for Iran to sell its oil, generating revenues that were being used to “go fund terrorist activity.”

The Biden administration has maintained for months that among its primary goals is to keep the Gaza conflict between terror group Hamas and Israel from turning into a wider regional war. However, House Republican leaders accused President Joe Biden of failing to enforce existing measures and said they would take up this week a series of bills to sharpen sanctions on Iran.

Kimberly Donovan, a sanctions and anti-money laundering expert at the Atlantic Council, said that oil-related sanctions have not been strictly enforced in the past couple of years.

“I would not expect the administration to tighten enforcement in response to Iran’s missile and drone attacks against Israel over the weekend, mainly for concerns (that) could lead to increases in oil prices,” she said.

“The price of oil and ultimately the prices of gas at the pump become critical during an election year.”
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