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Conservatives Criticize Biden For Telling Opec To Ramp Up Oil

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As if the border crisis and Afghanistan isn’t enough of a source of embarrassment for president Biden, he makes another blunder again by calling on OPEC to produce more oil, despite rising gasoline prices in the United States.

In an unexpected turn of events, Biden’s untimely move enraged both the Republicans and progressives.

“President Biden said he would be a uniter and I guess he has because he’s uniting conservatives and progressives who are all pointing out that his energy strategy is incredibly anti-American and foolish,” House GOP whip Steve Scalise said in an interview earlier this week.

“We actually succeeded in largely cutting ourselves off from OPEC to now heading in a direction where we’re going to become dependent on China and OPEC,” Rep. Garret Graves (R-La.) stated.

Environmentalists such as director of the Center for Biological Diversity’s Climate Law Institute Kassie Siegel, stressed the effect of producing more oil on our changing climate.

“The way to give people relief from gas prices is not to expand oil production, because that will extend the life of a dying industry and it will maximize damage to our climate and to people’s lives and to their livelihoods. What the Biden administration needs to do is give people direct relief when needed, like Congress did during the pandemic,” Siegel elaborated.

Progressive environmentalist group Sunrise Movement also chimed in upon receiving info on the president’s message to OPEC.

“Biden can’t be the climate leader he thinks he is if he’s lobbying oil states to produce more fossil fuels. We must ask Biden, what are your real priorities?” campaign director Deirdre Shelly stated.

Earlier this week, a group of 23 GOP senators led by Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, sent a letter to president Biden, urging him to reverse the OPEC request.

“It is astonishing that your Administration is now seeking assistance from an international oil cartel when America has sufficient domestic supply and reserves to increase output which would reduce gasoline prices,” the Senators stated in the letter.

“Last month, gasoline prices reached a seven-year high and are forty percent higher than they were on January 1, 2021. Your Administration’s domestic oil and gas development policies are hurting American consumers and workers, are contrary to an “America First” energy agenda, and reinforce a reliance on foreign oil,” they explained.

Inflation is already burdening the American public and the escalating oil prices is adding further pressure on the economy. However, relying on OPEC or other oil-producing nations is not the solution to our struggles, such a move is an obvious sign of weakness by the Biden administration.

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