Joe Biden’s foreign bungling is becoming dangerous.
Even members of his own party are fed up.
And you won’t believe why one Democrat called out Joe Biden for a major gift to Putin.
West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin took Joe Biden to task for limiting American energy production, which served as a massive boon to Vladimir Putin whose economy depends on oil and natural gas exports.
Under Joe Biden, imports of Russian oil doubled from three percent to more than six percent.
“The entire world is watching as Vladimir Putin uses energy as a weapon in an attempt to extort and coerce our European allies,” Manchin stated. “While Americans decry what is happening in Ukraine, the United States continues to allow the import of more than half a million barrels per day of crude oil and other petroleum products from Russia during this time of war. This makes no sense at all and represents a clear and present danger to our nation’s energy security,” Manchin wrote.
When Joe Biden took office he ended all new fracking leases on federal lands, ended construction on the Keystone XL pipeline, and halted drilling for new oil reserves in ANWR.
Thanks to Biden choking off new American sources of energy, the cost of gasoline rose more than a dollar per gallon and the price of a barrel of oil shot up to over $100 for the first time since 2014.
Manchin called on Biden to release his stranglehold on American energy production.
When Donald Trump left office, America was energy independent.
Joe Biden squandered that gift in the name of combatting so-called “climate change.”
Senator Manchin called for Biden to return to the Donald Trump policy of cranking up oil and natural gas production and return America to energy independence.
“The United States can and must ramp up domestic energy production and increase access to our abundant resources and technologies to both protect our energy independence and support our allies around the globe,” Manchin added.
Gas prices rose long before Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine.
The price of a barrel of oil did increase after the Russian invasion.
But the bulk of the increase occurred long before Putin ordered the first Russian soldier to step foot in Ukraine.
The sad fact is Joe Biden and Democrats want high gas prices.
Democrats would like to end the fossil fuel industry and instead push America toward “renewable” energy sources that liberals claim will combat so-called “climate change.”
But these “green” energy sources are expensive and inefficient and can’t compete with oil and natural gas unless the federal government artificially increases the price through excessive taxes and regulations.
However, the downside of that decision by Joe Biden to drive up the price of fossil fuels pumped untold billions into Putin’s treasury and helped fund this invasion of Ukraine.
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