THE DEVIL YOU KNOW: Joe Biden SLAMMED for plan to ask Saudi Arabia to pump more oil

President Joe Biden slammed for hoping to solve the oil crisis in the US by asking foreign dictators to increase their territories' oil production


                            THE DEVIL YOU KNOW: Joe Biden SLAMMED for plan to ask Saudi Arabia to pump more oil
Biden's advisers are reportedly discussing a possible visit to Saudi Arabia to help repair relations and convince them to pump more oil (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Oil prices have been rising ever since Russia's invasion of Ukraine. President Joe Biden is hoping to solve the oil crisis in the US by asking foreign dictators to increase their territories' oil production. On Monday, March 7, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said, "It's a reminder that real energy security comes from reducing our dependence on fossil fuels. Domestic production has not insulated us from the price volatility of fossil fuels or the whims of those who control them, such as President Putin. The only way to protect US over the long term is to become energy independent."

Biden's advisers are reportedly discussing a possible visit to Saudi Arabia to help repair relations and convince them to pump more oil. Sanctions against Russia's oil exports and a possible ban on importing Russian oil into the US, would increase worldwide gas prices, and lead to domestic inflation. Biden's team is looking to make amends with the Saudis and persuade them to increase their oil production, as per Axios. Meanwhile, Republicans have criticized Biden for this move.

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"Apparently Biden thinks producing more of our own oil in America is bad for the climate but somehow producing more oil in #Venezuela is not," said Florida Senator Marco Rubio. "It is wrong for the Biden Administration to beg for oil from Venezuela & legitimize Maduro’s communist regime during an official visit. The U.S. should hold Maduro accountable while increasing domestic energy production so we won’t need to rely on hostile regimes for energy," tweeted Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.



 



 

 

"RT if you agree → Biden should be turning to AMERICAN energy producers for more oil and gas—not dictators in Venezuela, Iran, and Saudi Arabia," wrote Steve Scalise. "Two weeks after Biden banned new drilling on federal lands he's begging Saudi Arabia to drill for more oil. Does he think that only American energy is bad for the environment?" asked Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton. He further questioned, "Gas is up 13% in just the past week. What will it take for Joe Biden to increase oil production in America?"



 



 



 

 

"Joe Biden would rather get oil from socialists in Venezuela than from American workers in Texas," said Lance Gooden. "Gas wouldn't be this expensive if Joe Biden opened up America's oil pipelines. Anyone telling you otherwise is lying," tweeted Jim Jordan. "At this point, the Biden administration is actively considering incentivizing both Iranian oil and Venezuelan oil, but has thus far shown no interest in incentivizing *checks notes* American oil. Up is down. Down is up," added Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer.



 



 



 

 

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar slammed Biden for considering asking Saudi Arabia to pump more oil as gas prices skyrocket. "Our response to Putin's immoral war shouldn't be to strengthen our relationship with the Saudis who are currently causing the worst humanitarian crisis on the planet in Yemen. Yemenis might not matter to some geopolitically but their humanity should. This is wildly immoral act," she tweeted.



 

 

Biden had previously said during the presidential debate in October 2020 that he wanted to "transition from the oil industry." He added, "The oil industry pollutes significantly. It has to be replaced by renewable energy over time. Over time." Biden continued, "We have to move towards net-zero emissions. The first place to do that by the year 2035 is in energy production, by 2050, totally."
 

President Joe Biden during a virtual meeting in Washington, DC (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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