During an interview Sunday on ABC‘s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, White House press Secretary Jen Psaki essentially came right out and said what the Biden administration is doing with regards to American gas prices: they are intentionally seeing to it that petroleum prices go up in order to make the case for green energy. Her statement was in response to a remark by Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton who said restarting projects, like the Keystone Pipeline, would help reduce America’s dependence on Russian oil and gas.
This comes a few days after Joe Biden said high gas prices were Vladimir Putin’s fault (see below), despite their going up since November 2020. Aside from the inability of renewables to provide for our energy needs, the administration won’t even consider nuclear power which emits much less carbon dioxide than coal or petroleum and provides abundant amounts of energy. From The Hill (emphasis mine):
“I would say that the congressman’s recommendations there, the Keystone Pipeline, was not processing oil through the system. That does not solve any problems. That’s a misdiagnosis, or maybe a — a misdiagnosis of what needs to happen.
I would also note that, on oil leases, what this actually justifies, in President Biden’s view, is the fact that we need to reduce our dependence on foreign oil, on oil in general, and need to — and we need to look at other ways of having energy in our country and others.”
Despite increased pressure, Biden shows no signs of backing down on allowing more domestic oil production. Until the U.S. goes full renewable energy, Democrats want other countries to provide oil and gas to the U.S. making the country into an ATM machine for overseas countries, which include potential adversaries.
Worst of all, no one (not even Jen Psaki) pays the price for being wrong. Being a leftist means never having to take responsibility for anything and, in reality, what the Biden administration is saying to the public is: Sit down, shut up and take the high gas prices you deserve.