Even Democrats called out Joe Biden for this major giveaway to Vladimir Putin
Americans are watching to see how Joe Biden handles Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.
But some in Biden’s Party are losing faith.
And even Democrats called out Joe Biden for this major giveaway to Vladimir Putin.
West Virginia Democrat Senator Joe Manchin slammed Joe Biden for trying to restrict American energy production while continuing to import oil and natural gas from Russia.
From the first day Biden took office, he made gutting American energy production a top priority.
Biden reversed rules allowing oil drilling in ANWR, halted construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, and ended new fracking leases on federal lands.
Senator Manchin argued these moves strengthened Putin’s hand in this time of crisis.
“The entire world is watching as Vladimir Putin uses energy as a weapon in an attempt to extort and coerce our European allies,” Manchin wrote. “While Americans decry what is happening in Ukraine, the United States continues to allow the import of more than half a million barrels per day of crude oil and other petroleum products from Russia during this time of war. This makes no sense at all and represents a clear and present danger to our nation’s energy security,” Manchin continued.
Manchin added that the best way to increase energy security and deprive Putin of much-needed cash is for America to get back to being energy independent and opening the spigot for oil and natural gas exploration.
“The United States can and must ramp up domestic energy production and increase access to our abundant resources and technologies to both protect our energy independence and support our allies around the globe,” Manchin concluded.
The West has not sanctioned Russia’s oil and natural gas industry.
Instead, Joe Biden made it more difficult for America to produce fossil fuels, which only drives up the price of oil and swells Putin’s treasury.
Biden’s approach to energy is completely backwards.
But it owes to the fact that the Left is hooked on combating so-called “climate change” as a means of imposing total socialism on the United States.
The reality of what that actually means for American and global security is now becoming abundantly clear as Putin’s army marches on Ukraine.
And even Democrats worry about how Biden weakened America’s hand in dealing with Putin.