Former Vice President Biden is now being slammed by Democrat lawmakers over the alarming rise in gas prices and the weakening of Democrat solidarity within Congress.
During an interview, Virginia Representative Abigail Spanberger said “There is a variety of contributing impacts, but certainly I think the buck stops with the president. And I’m proud to be among those legislators on Capitol Hill that continue to ring the alarm bells about how serious this is.”
Rep. Spanberger on the increasing cost of gas: “There’s a variety of contributing impacts, but certainly the buck stops with the President.” pic.twitter.com/rXjMbIII5P
— America Rising (@AmericaRising) November 24, 2021
In response to Former Vice President Biden’s decision to release 50 million barrels from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) said in a blistering statement:
Today’s release from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve is an important policy Band-Aid for rising gas prices but does not solve for the self-inflicted wound that shortsighted energy policy is having on our nation. With an energy transition underway across the country, it is critical that Washington does not jeopardize America’s energy security in the near term and leave consumers vulnerable to rising prices. Historic inflation taxes and the lack of a comprehensive all-of-the-above energy policy pose a clear and present threat to American’s economic and energy security that can no longer be ignored. I continue to call on President Biden to responsibly increase energy production here at home and to reverse course to allow the Keystone XL pipeline to be built which would have provided our country with up to 900,000 barrels of oil per day from Canada, one of our closest allies. To be clear, this is about American energy independence and the fact that hard working Americans should not depend on foreign actors, like OPEC+, for our energy security and instead focus on the real challenges facing our country’s future.
Experts have called Biden’s release of oil from the SPR a “publicity stunt” and might have given America about 2 days worth of oil.