Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Hurricane Ian Highlights Folly of Biden’s Oil Reserve Raids

'This is a national security threat, and it is unacceptable... '

(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) Last spring, in order to address skyrocketing gas prices and plummeting poll numbers, President Joe Biden made the unprecedented decision to use up the nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve to score political points with the American people.

But now, with Hurricane Ian making landfall in Florida and the American southeast, a moment seems to be approaching in which the reserve would actually be needed, Breitbart reported.

On Fox Business Network’s Kennedy, Host Jackie DeAngelis asked Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Ga., about energy problems in the midst of the hurricane.

“Obviously, supplies are going to be needed in Florida. This is the kind of thing that we keep the SPR for, emergencies within the country that are as a result of a natural disaster,” DeAngelis said.

“If the situation worsens in Georgia, in the Carolinas, and all of a sudden, we find ourselves needing more supplies than anticipated when the administration and the President [have] allocated those supplies, essentially, to just bring the price of gas down as a result of high inflation, your thoughts on where we stand, as a country, going into this.”

In response, Carter noted that things look problematic in Georgia, and access to the SPR would have been especially important to the state in this moment of true crisis.

“Well, that’s a great point. And that’s what the reserves are for, for emergency situations, not to bring down the price of gas so that you can bring down inflation, which is what the Biden administration has used it for,” Carter said. “Now, we find ourselves in a situation where perhaps we are going to need it.”

Other Republicans have piled on in recent days as the President’s complete foolishness becomes more apparent.

“Less than two years into his term, [Biden] has released more oil from the nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve than all previous presidents combined, causing our supply to fall to a historic low,” U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Texas, said. “This is a national security threat, and it is unacceptable.”

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