Rep. Dan Crenshaw reacted to the news that President Joe Biden and his administration was pleading with OPED to increase production while they are also targeting American oil and gas companies, a move that he said reached a “whole new level of stupid,” going on to add it was “not just stupid, but anti-American.
“Reaching a whole new level of stupid, the Biden administration asks OPEC (foreign oil) to increase production while making every possible attempt to destroy CLEANER American oil and gas. Not just stupid, but anti-American,” Crenshaw posted on Twitter.
Reaching a whole new level of stupid, the Biden administration asks OPEC (foreign oil) to increase production, while making every possible attempt to destroy CLEANER American oil and gas.
Not just stupid, but anti-American. https://t.co/aqMvp7ogX2
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) August 11, 2021
In January, Crenshaw slammed John Kerry for suggesting that workers losing their jobs in the fossil fuel industry could transition to jobs in clean energy. He tweeted, “John Kerry — worth hundreds of millions — telling blue-collar workers to just ‘go to work to make the solar panels.’ By the way, solar will pay on average $20K less than oil and gas jobs. John Kerry thinks you should just shutup and accept it. No.”
On Wednesday, Biden urged a conglomerate of 23 oil-producing countries, led largely by Russia and Saudi Arabia, to increase oil production. Here’s what the White House’s statement by national security advisor Jake Sullivan said.
“Higher gasoline costs, if left unchecked, risk harming the ongoing global recovery. The price of crude oil has been higher than it was at the end of 2019, before the onset of the pandemic,” the statement read.
“While OPEC+ recently agreed to production increases, these increases will not fully offset previous production cuts that OPEC+ imposed during the pandemic until well into 2022. At a critical moment in the global recovery, this is simply not enough,” the statement continued.
“President Biden has made clear that he wants Americans to have access to affordable and reliable energy, including at the pump. Although we are not a party to OPEC, the United States will always speak to international partners regarding issues of significance that affect our national economic and security affairs, in public and private. We are engaging with relevant OPEC+ members on the importance of competitive markets in setting prices. Competitive energy markets will ensure reliable and stable energy supplies, and OPEC+ must do more to support the recovery,” it added.
We have plenty of our own oil right here that the left just refuses to use, which has made us dependent on foreign oil. Just imagine how much more affordable gas and energy would be if we were able to use the resources that are on our own soil?
Crenshaw is right. This is totally anti-American.