(RoyalPatriot.com )- Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz is urging the State Department to impose sanctions on Argentina’s leftwing Vice President, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, including barring her from entering the United States.
Fernández de Kirchner is currently facing twelve years in prison on charges stemming from a massive corruption scheme in which she hired contractors who charged too much for public works projects, then shared in the excess profits in the form of kickbacks.
In a letter addressed to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Senator Cruz described Fernández de Kirchner’s “increasingly brazen and now-public corrupt acts” as a threat to US national security.
Noting that the Argentinian Federal Prosecutor had formally implicated her in “the biggest corruption scheme ever known in the country,” Cruz accused Fernández de Kirchner of undermining the rule of law “for decades” while she “convulsed” Argentina’s political institutions and “undermined American interests” in the region.
The Texas senator also cited Fernández de Kirchner’s alleged involvement in the 2015 death of the last prosecutor who attempted to bring charges against her, Alberto Nisman.
Nisman had uncovered evidence that Fernández de Kirchner aided Iran in covering up its role in the 1994 bombing of the Argentine-Israeli Mutual Association in exchange for a favorable trade deal.
When Nisman was discovered dead of a gunshot wound to the head in January 2015, police found a draft warrant for Fernández de Kirchner’s arrest in a trash bin beside him.
Cruz argued that America’s enemies, especially China, Russia, and Iran, have long exploited the “endemic corruption” of “leftwing movements in the Western Hemisphere” as a way to “advance their geopolitical agendas and erode American interests.”
He urged the State Department to impose sanctions on Fernández de Kirchner and bar her from entering the United States.
Fernández de Kirchner has denied the charges against her.
In a video statement last week, she insisted that prosecutors were trying to punish her and her late husband for their supposed great deeds in Argentina.