It’s astounding that one of Joe Biden’s first acts as president was to destroy thousands of jobs with the stroke of a pen. The people who lost their ability to provide for their families have spoken out, but their objections have fallen on deaf ears.

Republicans, who are increasingly embracing working-class voters, are planning to make the Democrats pay a political price for this.

Kerry Picket writes at the Washington Examiner:

Republicans mount campaign against Democrats over lost pipeline jobs

On his first day in office, President Biden signed an order that revoked the permit for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Now House Republicans are practically salivating at the chance to use Biden’s move as a 2022 campaign cudgel against Democrats…

The administration of President Donald Trump approved the project, but Biden nixed it because, it said, a pipeline rupture posed imminent environmental threats. But for House Republicans, within striking distance of winning a House majority in 2022, it’s an opportunity to paint the Biden administration as a job-killer. Rep. Tom Emmer of Minnesota, chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, the GOP campaign arm, argues the change will cost many American jobs.

“House Democrats are going to pay the price for their job-killing, anti-energy agenda,” Emmer told the Washington Examiner in a statement…

Republicans are already targeting seats where they think Democrats will feel the heat for backing Biden’s halt of Trump administration support for Keystone and the Dakota Access Pipeline, as well as ban fracking on federal lands.

“The polling we did last cycle showed us in places like Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, just how devastating this job-killing, anti-energy agenda is,” Emmer said. “That’s why we won.”

This is a good strategy, but it doesn’t go far enough. Now that impeachment – the sequel is over, Republicans should be hammering Democrats and Biden as job killers in every media appearance. They also need to remind people that energy independence is a national security issue.

The recent power outages in Texas provide an excellent opportunity to remind people that despite the left’s love affair with wind and solar, natural gas and oil keep the lights on and the heat running.

Ric Grennell has the right idea here:

To make matters worse, Hollywood climate change activists, who are now one of the main constituencies of the Democratic party, are urging Biden to shut down the Dakota Pipeline.

Phil Flynn reports at FOX Business:

After Keystone cancel, is the Dakota Access Pipeline next?

The Keystone XL pipeline is dead in the water thanks to President Biden, so what does that mean for the Dakota Access Pipeline and ultimately energy prices which have already spiked higher?

The 1,172-mile underground 30-inch diameter pipeline transporting light sweet crude oil from the Bakken/Three Forks production area in North Dakota to Patoka, Illinois to refiners in the Midwest has been a factor in keeping gasoline prices low. It is the main pipeline that moves oil out of North Dakota, our number 2 oil-producing state.

Yet Hollywood has a problem with that. FOX News reported that over 200 actors, sports star climate activists, indigenous leaders, and more have signed a letter calling on the Biden administration to shut down the long-disputed Dakota Access Pipeline for good.

These environmental celebrities which include, Aaron Rodgers, Amy Schumer, Don Cheadle and Mark Ruffalo to name a few, want you to pay more money for gasoline and are using their considerable influence with the White House to further what is already underway.

Republicans need to go on the attack over this. The narrative writes itself. Biden and the Democrats are destroying American jobs and threatening our national security.

 

 
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