Wednesday on MSNBC’s The 11th Hour, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said that to combat oil prices skyrocketing amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine, President Biden did not want to authorize the Keystone Pipeline because it would be “galloping after permanent solutions to immediate short term problems.”
The diversity hire Buttigieg began, “Look, the president has said that all options are on the table. But we also need to make sure that we are not galloping after permanent solutions to immediate short term problems, where more strategic and tactical actions in the short term that can make a difference, like what you have with the strategic reserve, which exists partly in order to respond to situations like this.”
He added, “The president has laid policies that are going help cushion the impacts of any volatility in energy markets in the future by building up more of a diversified and homegrown energy base for this country.”
Translation: the leftist Biden administration is determined not to let the Ukraine crisis go to waste. They’re going to seize this opportunity to break the back of the fossil fuel industry and kickstart the socialist, globalist Green New Deal, because they know what’s best for the American people.