Politically-Driven, Symbolic Move Part of White House Damage Control Campaign
Washington, D.C. – Today, Power The Future Founder and Executive Director Daniel Turner issued the following statement in response to the White House announcement about the banning Russian oil imports:
"The Biden Administration knows it is in a political free-fall. Removing Russian oil from our economy and global markets will only make sense if we make up the deficit with an increase in domestic production. If we really want to do something meaningful about gas prices and send a message to Putin that America is back, the Biden Administration should cease its war on American domestic energy producers by rolling back all the myriad of policies that have made it impossible to do their jobs. Instead, Biden and team are groveling to Venezuela and Iran, while urging Americans to just buy $65,000 electric cars. This Administration is as tone deaf as it is ineffective, and is driven by the need to satisfy the green left above everyone else."
According to a Quinnipiac University survey released on Monday, 71% backed a Russian oil ban even if it further increased gas prices, with 22% opposed. Eighty-two percent of Democrats, seven in ten independents and two-thirds of Republicans surveyed said they supported a ban.
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