UPDATED 10:11 AM PT – Thursday, March 10, 2022
Republican lawmakers are demanding Joe Biden provide real solutions as the nation’s energy crisis continues to unfold. While speaking at a press conference Tuesday, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) said Biden must reverse course on his anti-American energy regulations. He also noted Biden’s domestic regulations in the name of so-called climate change are illegitimate.
“President Biden, stop begging dictators to produce the energy that we need…don’t go to Russia, don’t go to Iran, don’t go to Venezuela when the answer is right beneath our feet. It’s time for President Biden to say yes to American energy..” – @SteveScalise calls on Biden pic.twitter.com/4STcCYpnuM
— House Republicans (@HouseGOP) March 8, 2022
Additionally, congressman Garret Graves (R-La.) agreed while criticizing Biden’s energy policies, saying he’s “doubling down on stupid.” He said Biden must use the country’s resources to produce low cost, high-security energy and stop funding dictators overseas.
We will keep highlighting that the spike in energy prices all Americans are paying is the result of self-inflicted bad decisions by Biden Administration officials.https://t.co/Hh4oijiNFn
— Rep. Garret Graves (@RepGarretGraves) March 10, 2022
Meanwhile, Biden appeared to drum up support for electric cars as the national gas price average hit a record high on Wednesday. He claimed Americans will not need fossil fuels to drive a car and suggested they use alternative methods of transportation.