It's clear by now that President Joe Biden isn't trying to protect Americans, but rather, he will do whatever it takes to make headway politically.
"Republican officials slammed President Joe Biden’s 'reckless' intent to tap into U.S. oil reserves again — just weeks before midterm elections — in order to curb rising gas prices, describing the move as a 'political Band-Aid' while accusing the president of 'shamelessly compromising our national security for political gain,'" reported Breitbart.
"President Biden announced Wednesday his plans to release another 15 million barrels of oil from the federal government’s strategic reserves to keep gas prices low before the midterm elections," reported Breitbart.
President Biden on gas prices: "The Department of Energy will release another 15 million barrels from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve." pic.twitter.com/tA4Nmj6vkV
— CSPAN (@cspan) October 19, 2022
"The president’s latest decision marks more than 200 million barrels set for release in less than two years as president, more than all previous presidents combined," reported the Wall Street Journal.
America's oil reserves are currently at the lowest level since 1984. Yes, you read that right. 1984.
Republicans on Twitter called it a "reckless" move.
The #SPR was built for a national energy crisis—not a Democrat election crisis. @JoeBiden is draining our emergency oil supply to a 40-year low. His dismal approval rating is not a justifiable reason to continue to raid our nation’s oil reserves. https://t.co/kqyymykBCG
— Sen. John Barrasso (@SenJohnBarrasso) October 19, 2022
This is a political Band-Aid to cover up the crisis caused by Biden's war on American energy.
Biden is being reckless with our national security by draining the SPR for the sake of trying to help his party through the elections. The American people can see right through this. https://t.co/76HCYrRAzu
— Rep. Jeff Duncan (@RepJeffDuncan) October 19, 2022
Joe Biden is going to release more oil from our SPR in an attempt to lower fuel prices AGAIN.
At this point, it's not just about artificially reducing gas prices at the pump for political purposes. It's looking more and more like an intentional gutting of our energy defense.
— Randy Weber (@TXRandy14) October 19, 2022
President Biden begged Saudi Arabia to wait until after the election to cut oil production and is draining our emergency reserve to bail himself out.
That is not leadership.
— Rep. Scott Fitzgerald (@RepFitzgerald) October 19, 2022
Biden draining the emergency oil reserves weeks before an election is a political stunt, not a plan.
Restore American energy.
— Darrell Issa (@DarrellIssa) October 19, 2022
The Strategic Petroleum Reserve is meant to be used as a last resort in emergency situations, not a band-aid solution for @JoeBiden and the Democrats’ anti-Made in America energy policies on the eve of midterm elections.https://t.co/ZsHMu4BNnW
— Steve Daines (@SteveDaines) October 19, 2022
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