Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, far-left Sen. Dick Durbin said we should see if Iran and Venezuela “can help those countries that are trying to stop Putin” by boosting the world’s energy supply, and that “doing business with the devil for a few days” isn’t as bad as Russia killing civilians daily.
Durbin said that it’s impossible to tell how high gas prices will go as a result of the ban on Russian oil imports. Because “The prices were going up even before this was announced. The Russian supply to the United States is a very small percentage. I think we need to look and make sure that the people in the oil industry are not using this crisis to raise their profits.”
We also need to make sure the Democrats aren’t using this crisis to force their Green agenda into being.
Asked if we “should open talks with Iran and Venezuela at this point to help boost the world’s supplies,” Durbin replied, “I would say so. I would open up possibilities there and let’s see what happens. I’m not a fan of the regimes in either of those countries, but let’s see if they can help those countries that are trying to stop Putin from his aggression in Ukraine.”
Asked if that wasn’t “kind of a deal with the devil,” Durbin answered, “There’s no doubt about it. And the question is, what is worse, Putin’s slaughter of innocent Ukrainians every single day or doing business with the devil for a few days?”
He says this knowing full well that there is a third option which the vast majority of Americans is calling for: opening up domestic oil production so we can stop funding Putin’s aggression and achieve the energy independence we enjoyed under former President Trump.