Gas prices reached a record high.
Democrats are worried how that will affect them in the Midterm elections.
And Joe Biden made one confession about gas prices that sent Democrats into a panic.
After gas prices reached a record high again on Tuesday, Joe Biden falsely claimed it was all the fault of Vladimir Putin.
“Can’t do much right now,” Biden told reporters, adding that “Russia is responsible.”
That response – as well as Biden’s decision not to ramp up the production of oil and natural gas after he banned the import of Russian energy – led to multiple Democrat Senators directly contradicting the President in public.
Montana Democrat Jon Tester slammed Biden’s scheme to make up for the lost Russian oil by trying to cut deals with Russian-allied governments in Venezuela and Iran.
“Well, we shouldn’t be advancing other countries that don’t share our values. So, I think that the opportunity here is to do it domestically, create jobs here, deal with it domestically, and also see if we can help Europe out, too,” Tester told reporters.
In an interview with CNN, West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin urged Joe Biden to re-enact the Trump oil and natural gas production policies that led America to energy independence for the first time in decades.
“Go back to the policies that we’ve had before,” Manchin declared.
Manchin called for Biden to unleash the American energy sector and allow for new drilling on federal lands, oil exploration in ANWR, and to restart construction on the Keystone XL Pipeline.
“All of this has to go back into production. That’s all we’re asking for. And if we’re asking the rest of the world to step up, let’s show that we’re going to step up and any oil that’s needed to our allies around the world, we produce it cleaner than anybody,” Manchin added.
New Jersey Democrat Robert Menendez questioned the Biden administration lifting sanctions on the communist Maduro regime in Venezuela to pump more oil on the market, as opposed to tapping domestic sources.
“Look, I understand the economic consequences that the President is trying to avoid for the American people. I share that concern. But there [are] places like Mexico, the United Arab Emirates, Canada, as well as domestic production that has already been licensed, that should be able to [offset] the consequences of the loss of Russian oil. You don’t have to go to a dictator that, ultimately, has created enormous consequences for his people, that kills people, that imprisons them, and for which President Biden extended the decree that declared Maduro and his regime a national security threat,” Menendez explained.
Maduro, who is a murderous dictator aligned with Russia, is being rewarded with new oil money while Biden continues to punish the American energy industry.
Democrats are worried about the political consequences of driving up the price at the pump while sidelining American oil and natural gas production.
And it is leading to multiple Democrats publicly criticizing Joe Biden.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.