The election is in three weeks. Yes, releasing the oil is politically motivated.
We’re not stupid, President Joe Biden, no matter what the man behind the curtain tells you.
Biden’s speech announcing the release of 10 to 15 million barrels of oil from the strategic reserve hit all the hyper talking points:
- Russia, Russia, Russia!
- Clean Energy!
- Greedy Oil Companies!
- I Have Not Slowed Down American Oil Production!
But the mask fell when a reporter asked Biden if the midterms motivated him to release the oil since the midterms are in three weeks.
The question makes sense because gas prices are rising again. The West is setting new records.
Reporter: "Is it politically motivated" to release the Strategic Petroleum reserve before the midterms?
Biden: "Not at all. It's motivated to make sure that I continue to push what I've been pushing on." pic.twitter.com/a09lOuJmaz
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) October 19, 2022
He gets so testy when taken off script:
REPORTER 1: “what is your response to Republicans who say you are only doing this SPR release to help Democrats in the midterms?”
BIDEN: “Where have they been in the last four months? That’s my response.”
REPORTER 2: “Is it politically motivated, sir –” [crosstalk]
BIDEN: “No, it’s not.”
REPORTER 2: “– three weeks before the midterms.”
BIDEN: “Look, it makes sense because I’ve been doing this for how long now? It’s not politically motivated at all.”
“No, it’s not,” Biden said, sounding irritated. “Look, it makes sense. I’ve been doing this for how long now? It’s not politically motivated at all. It’s motivated to make sure that I continue to push on what I’ve been pushing on. And that is making sure there’s enough oil that’s being pumped by the companies so that we have the ability to be able to produce enough gas that we need here at home, oil we need here at home, and the same time, keep moving in the direction of providing for alternative energy. That’s what I’ve been doing. Now, the problem is these guys were asleep, I don’t know where they have been, and they seem – the price at the pump should reflect what the price of a barrel of oil costs, and it’s not going down consistently.”
So many lies. Biden thinks we believe him when he says his administration has never stopped oil production in America. It’s the greedy oil companies.
He told the oil companies to invest in America. Well, they could, if you allowed them, Biden:
BIDEN: “My message to the American energy companies is this: You should not be using your profits to buy back stock or for dividends, not now, not while a war is raging. You should be using these record-breaking profits to increase production and refining. Invest in America for the American people, bring down the price you charge at the pump to reflect what you pay for the product.”
Joe Biden laughably tries to claim that his administration has not stopped or slowed domestic oil production:
This, of course, is false. pic.twitter.com/Qvd9S1Q9gO
— The Market Institute (@MarketInstitute) October 19, 2022
Joe Biden canceled the Keystone XL pipeline and halted all oil and gas leases on federal lands in just his first week in office.
He reversed our energy independence and all he can do now is lie. https://t.co/dUEgNC3iMi
— Jennifer-Ruth Green (@JenRuthGreen) October 19, 2022
Biden: "Let's debunk some miss here, my administration has not stopped or slowed U.S. oil production."
— Media Research Center (@theMRC) October 19, 2022
“While a war is waging.”
Of course Biden blamed Putin for the spike in gas prices. Russia, Russia, Russia!
Biden, again, claims that Putin's invasion of Ukraine caused gas prices to "spike." pic.twitter.com/X2NrGgUIld
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 19, 2022
Clean energy!! But also drill, baby, drill.
ENERGY: President Biden: "Our country needs to pass permitting reform to accelerate the development of clean energy." pic.twitter.com/vp8XRfXite
— Forbes (@Forbes) October 19, 2022
"You can increase oil and gas production now while still moving full speed ahead to accelerate our transition to clean energy."
— Newsmax (@newsmax) October 19, 2022
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