Vice President Kamala Harris’ complete hypocrisy was on full display as she celebrated the releasing of fuel reserves to help provide relief for Americans facing inflation this Thanksgiving.
President Joe Biden is releasing fuel reserves to “help provide the supply we need as we recover from this pandemic,” he said Tuesday — but the reserves Biden is releasing are the same reserves Harris railed former President Donald Trump for refilling in 2020.
“Absolutely unacceptable that Trump is prioritizing bailing out Big Oil companies while dragging his feet to support millions of unemployed people, workers, small businesses, and state and local governments,” Harris wrote in a tweet last year, according to Breitbart News.
Breitbart reports: “Trump refilled the oil reserves during the pandemic when prices were three times less than Tuesday’s prices of $3.403, according to the AAA. The low prices were threatening American producers’ ability to compete with the deep pockets of OPEC, which have no interest in competing with American oil producers.”
The market was unimpressed by the release of 50 million barrels. https://t.co/guvhcczf5p
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) November 23, 2021
“Once this straightens out, and once you get some demand and then you’re gonna reduce the supply a little bit it’ll equalize and be great again,” Trump said at the time. “We want to remain independent.”
This week, the Biden–Harris administration announced they will drain the reserves that Trump refilled.
“I want to address another challenge that families are facing, and the one I think they’re most focused on right now: high gas prices,” the president said, according to Breitbart. “I’m announcing that the largest ever release from the U.S. strategic petroleum reserve to help provide the supply we need as we recover from this pandemic.”
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a Republican from California, called out Harris for the hypocrisy.
Vice President Kamala Harris opposed President Trump’s decision to fill America’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve—the very reserve that President Biden is exploiting for political convenience today.
Utter hypocrisy. pic.twitter.com/g3jaO6HCNQ
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) November 23, 2021
“Meanwhile, the Biden–Harris administration has sought to destroy American energy independence during the supply chain crisis. In January, the administration canceled the Keystone Pipeline and is currently determining whether to shut down another pipeline in Michigan,” Breitbart reports.
But, as usual, Biden is acting like he doesn’t know what’s happening, instead placing the blame on the Federal Trade Commission.
“I ask that the Commission further examine what is happening with oil and gas markets, and that you bring all of the Commission’s tools to bear if you uncover any wrongdoing,” he said this week, according to Breitbart.
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