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Under President Biden, the U.S. continues to import millions of barrels of oil a day from Russia as their invasion of Ukraine rages on.
Many are raising concerns over the fact that Biden has failed to block Russian oil imports to the U.S. because oil revenue is helping to fund the Russian military.
Critics of the president are also calling for Biden to implement policies that will increase the production of oil and gas in the U.S. as prices continue to skyrocket.
During a press briefing, White House Press Secretary Jenn Psaki was asked if America is helping to finance Russia’s war against Ukraine by purchasing Russian oil.
Reporter to Psaki: "As long as we're buying Russian oil … aren't we financing the war?" pic.twitter.com/3sbKRRIfNk
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) March 3, 2022
Psaki was also asked about opening the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Jen Psaki: "The Keystone Pipeline has never been operational, it would take years for that to have any impact… it would have no impact on what the problem is." pic.twitter.com/dtndC44EQ1
— ForAmerica (@ForAmerica) March 3, 2022
Vice President Kamala Harris gave a muddled response when asked about sanctioning Russia’s oil and gas industry.
NBC asks Kamala Harris if Biden will sanction Russia's oil and gas industry.
Harris responds: "As it relates to what we need to do domestically as well as what we need to do in terms of this issue generally, we have, as the president said, reevaluated what we're doing" pic.twitter.com/7ZRn9cIFiu
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) March 2, 2022
On MSNBC, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said “all options are on the table,” when asked about obtaining oil from Iran to address rising energy prices.
Biden Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg: Buying oil from Iran is “on the table” pic.twitter.com/aNUNBPFHvH
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) March 3, 2022
Critics commented on social media.
Just your daily reminder that America is funding Russia’s war by buying Russian oil and gas rather than producing our own.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) March 4, 2022
It’s asinine that the US is STILL importing more than half a million barrels of oil per day from Russia.
America needs to cut the resources Putin uses for war — his oil and gas revenues.
America must boycott Russian energy and unleash our own domestic production!
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) March 4, 2022
Why do we have the Russians, Iranians and Chinese controlling the oil fields of Venezuela, just 3 1/2 hours from Florida?
In the interest of National Security and FREEDOM… the USA needs to be the go-to player in our own darn hemisphere!
We OUGHT to figure this out….
— Trish Regan (@trish_regan) March 4, 2022
You can immediately drop the price of oil by authorizing the Keystone pipeline, expanding domestic drilling, and fracking. Yes, fracking.
Then go all-in on nuclear.
So much of this comes down to pipelines and energy.
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) February 24, 2022
President Trump understood the importance of energy security. Under Trump’s watch, oil and gas prices were lower and America was energy independent.
It’s crucial for Biden to unleash our natural resources to ensure we are energy independent by allowing energy development and production in the U.S. and blocking oil imports from Russia.