Mr. President, will you do everything in your regulatory power to make it easier for American companies to produce more oil and gas to make the U.S. and its allies in Europe and elsewhere less dependent on Russian energy?
Getting to the Heart of the Problem
The goal of the above question, according to the WSJ, is to elicit a straight answer that gets to the heart of the current geopolitical moment.
Oil and gas prices are soaring amid fears of reduced global supply. The Ukraine invasion has shocked Western Europe into recognizing that its reliance on Russian supplies has made it vulnerable to Vladimir Putin’s blackmail.
Mr. Biden has dispatched officials to cajole the Saudis to pump more oil, but they won’t take the President’s call. The mob bosses of Venezuela and Iran will have to be bribed with U.S. sanction concessions to be able to sell more
Make the U.S. Less Dependent on Russia
As U.S. consumers continue to take a financial pummeling from rising gasoline prices, Mr. Biden should be asked: Why wouldn’t the White House do everything possible to expand American energy production?
Give the President a Choice
If (Biden) says yes, we can hold him to that policy standard.
But if Mr. Biden says no, we’ll know he’s siding with his climate emissary John Kerry and the progressive left against the urgent economic and strategic interests of the United States.
The voters can judge accordingly.
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