Man, people in the Biden administration get touchy whenever anyone brings up the idea of increasing domestic energy output. They either tell you to buy an electric vehicle so you don’t have to worry about gas prices or, as Jen Psaki did Tuesday, bring up those 9,000 unused oil leases (leases, mind you, not drilling permits).
A reporter asked Psaki about Sen. Joe Manchin’s push for more domestic energy production and possible use of the Defense Production Act to complete the Mountain Valley Pipeline. Building a pipeline, Psaki reasoned, didn’t sound like “an immediate solve” to high gas prices, though, so why follow through? By the way, what is the Biden administration’s immediate solution to reduce gas prices?
PSAKI: "In terms of the building of a pipeline, that does not sounds like it's an immediate solve for what we're seeing right now, an increase of cost at the gas pump." pic.twitter.com/9bwybzrDpz
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) March 15, 2022
Nor does exploration. But it makes a great difference in the long run…..
— NO MORE PARTIES AND THEIR TRIBALISM (@benamcdaniel) March 15, 2022
It’s not an immediate solve but it sends the right message to people speculating on oil futures and Russia’s future oil production.
— Cheryl Ghiselin🇺🇸🇺🇦 (@GhiselinCheryl) March 15, 2022
And that's what she don't get or just ignores it.
— Black_Jake_144 (@HebrewJake) March 15, 2022
Can’t you Washington bubble dwellers think more than one minute into the future? Finishing a pipeline now, drilling for more domestic production will ensure independence for the future.
— Ken Epstein (@eppyphotog) March 15, 2022
No, no, the future is green energy. We’re in that “transition” period they keep talking about.
By all means let’s not prepare a solution for the future.
— 🎸 (@NuckChorris81) March 15, 2022
@POTUS typical finger pointing and no focus on long term solutions way beyond time for this disaster of an administration to fix the messes it owns
— Ken Martin (@kenmartinboston) March 15, 2022
Cutting off our oil supply had an immediate effect on the economy and restoration of our old product will have an immediate effect on our recovery. Investors would immediately reinvest and production will be quick and effective.
— David K. (@davkoch2) March 15, 2022
God forbid we plan ahead for the next time.
— the-analog-kid (@the_mdwessell) March 15, 2022
Neither are windmills, solar panels, electric cars . . .
— Larry Keaton (@larrykeaton) March 15, 2022
We thought all of those laid-off Keystone XL construction workers were going to get good-paying union jobs building solar panels.
Building more solar panels & wind turbines are a much more immediate solve for putting gas in your car. Duh.
— Chucky Baby (@CharlesNRiley) March 15, 2022
What does this administration have against being energy independent?
Jen Psaki offers up a possible explanation for Russia sanctioning Joe Biden — and it makes literally no sense whatsoever https://t.co/0L4CQ7Lp3E
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 15, 2022