Joe Biden is Solely Responsible for Skyrocketing Gasoline Prices – Rep. Paul Gosar

This week, Congress voted to suspend energy imports from Russia after Joe Biden earlier announced that he would be suspending oil and gas imports from Russia. The fact is, Republicans in Congress got played by going along with Biden.  I was one of only 17 members of Congress to vote against this hastily drafted legislation.

And let me explain why I did.

First, let’s start with a bit of truth that Mr. Biden has been running from, shall we?  Biden likes to blame Putin for the high cost of gasoline. That’s a bunch of malarkey.  Joe Biden’s war on American energy independence created this energy crisis, has jeopardized our national security, and is now fueling Putin’s war on Ukraine.  He owns it.

Biden’s first executive orders in January 2021 stopped oil and gas exploration in the Gulf, in Alaska and shut some fracking and two necessary pipelines.   That started the price increases due to expected shortages. 

Remember in 2020 when Mr. Biden had this to say: “No more subsidies for the fossil fuel industry. No more drilling, including offshore.  No ability for the oil industry to continue to drill.  It ends.” He wasn’t kidding.

And in case anyone reading this has forgotten, gas prices went from $2.33 the last month Trump  (blessed be him) was president in January 2021 to $3.90 in February 2022 before Russia invaded Ukraine.

Stop the lies.  Mr. Biden’s anti-energy agenda, not Mr. Putin, caused gasoline to skyrocket across America. I will not provide Joe Biden political cover for his terrible decisions over the past year that have led to these record high gasoline prices.

Climate activists are celebrating. They don’t mind gas costing $7 bucks for a gallon.

One leftist late night show comedian said he was ok if we all paid $15 a gallon.  Of course, like other rich liberals, he makes $10 million a year.

Now Biden says Putin is responsible and my colleagues in Congress went along with it.  So now we are going to give more money to Venezuela and Iran. And Congress and Joe Biden call that a victory.

Here’s a pro tip: it’s not good enough to ban Russian oil and gas if we are not going to open up American oil and gas.

Joe Biden needs to end his freeze on all new oil and gas projects, approve pipelines and energy development and stop harming Americans.

I voted against this mess.

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