Rep. Dan Crenshaw let President Joe Biden and his administration have it with both barrels blazing on Wednesday when he reacted to the news of Biden pleading and begging OPEC to increase production while he also targets American oil and gas companies.
Crenshaw went on to say that the Biden administration had reached a “whole new level of stupid,” before adding that 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 said on his Twitter account.
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.”
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.
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) January 27, 2021
Then, on Wednesday, the president urged a conglomerate comprised of 23 oil-producing countries which was led mostly by Russia and Saudi Arabia, to please increase their oil production. There was then a statement made by national security adviser Jake Sullivan.
“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,” Sullivan said in his statement.
“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 concluded.
It makes no sense to ask other countries to produce something that we already have plenty of here, especially when doing it ourselves would be cheaper, lower gas prices, and create new jobs to stimulate the economy.
You’d have to have some sort of cognitive degeneration to not see how great of an idea that is, right?