Ron DeSantis calls out Biden’s ‘fist-bump’ with Saudi crown prince, asks why ‘it’s wrong to produce our own oil and gas here’
At a press conference Monday, Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., called on Joe Biden to talk about America’s failure to make energy independent.
What the governor specifically said about this issue is, “How come it’s wrong to produce our own oil and gas here, but you can go to Saudi Arabia and fist-bump to try to get it from Saudi? I mean, it makes no sense… We have the opportunities here to be energy independent.”
The governor was referring to Joe Biden’s recent trip to the Middle East, where he shook hands with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Christina Pushaw made a tweet about this issue. The tweet is shared below if you want to see it.
As Governor Joe Biden pointed out on the matter, there are many opportunities internally that allow America to be energy independent, yet the administration willfully refuses to take advantage of them.
Americans are suffering as a result. For example, as the governor noted, gas prices in the state of Florida are still over $4 a gallon, the highest he’s seen since living in the Sunshine State.
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Current US President Joe Biden has already issued a series of tweets bragging about lowering gas prices.
He said in tweet,
“Gas prices have been dropping for 34 days straight, about 50 cents a gallon. That saves the average driver about $25 a month.
I know those extra dollars and cents mean something. It’s breathing room. And we’re not done working to get prices even lower.”
In response to Biden’s tweet, many people pointed out that gas prices are $2 more per gallon than when Biden took office. Others, including the governor’s press secretary, Christina Pushao, point to the fact that record-high inflation negates any purported savings.
Finally, according to the Town Hall report, one person tweeted about the matter:
“Brother, let me explain to you how it works. When gas goes from $2.50 to $5 in 3 months and back to $4.50 in 34 days, you won’t save any extra money. In fact, you’re still spending almost double what you were a few months ago.”
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Before Biden took office, America was energy independent. Now, it is begging other countries for oil and gas and resorting to fist-bumps. As the governor rightly points out, it makes no sense.