Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) cautioned against the Biden administration’s moves to throttle the production of American oil and gas, especially as Louisianians are suffering under historic inflation and rising gas prices.
Below are Kennedy’s remarks.
“As I have said before, the problem is that the oil is in Louisiana, and Texas, and Oklahoma, and Kansas, and North Dakota, and Alaska and in many other states, but the dipsticks are in Washington, DC.
“This is a problem of simple economics, and, in my opinion, the Biden administration will continue to kick its own ass politically and do what may be irreparable damage to the American people’s pocketbooks and standard of living—and to America’s national security—until the president transitions to an all-of-the-above energy policy.”
“Take national security: We know that it will be very difficult—if impossible—to defeat Putin until we cut off his cash flow. You can’t cut off his cash flow until you cut off his oil and gas exports. You can’t cut off his oil and gas sales, his exports—much of which go to Europe—until Europe has a way to replace the fossil fuels.
“America has a way to help Europe replace those fossil fuels. Except for one problem: The Biden administration has put its boot on the neck of the oil and gas industry, and, until the Biden administration takes it off, the American people and the Western world will continue to suffer.”
Video of Kennedy’s comments is available here.