Saturday on MSNBC’s Cross Connection, Congressional Progressive Caucus Chair and radical leftist Rep. Pramila Jayapal put forth the false argument that we have to transition away from fossil fuels to be “free of the ability of dictators to blackmail us over oil and gas.”
Jayapal said, “[I]f we ever want to be truly free of the ability of dictators to blackmail us over oil and gas, we should be investing right here at home in renewable energy technologies. We should be weaning ourselves off fossil fuels so that this situation that we’re in does not happen again, in terms of feeling like we can’t stop Russian oil and gas imports because it’s going to drive up prices here at home.”
Jayapal neglected to mention the fact that we could achieve self-sufficiency and stop importing Russian oil and gas anytime we wanted if we opened up our own domestic production, which over 70% of Americans want. But the Biden administration doesn’t want that because their true agenda is the bankruptcy of the fossil fuel industry, and the embrace of their Big-Government Green Reset.
“By the way, no matter what we do, prices of gas are going to go up,” Jayapal added. “So, any Republicans who try to say that it’s drill, baby, drill, and that solves the problem, it’s wrong. That is not the case. We are going to see gas prices rise, but it is in service to trying to quell a dictator.”
This is a blatant lie. Gas prices do not go up “no matter what we do,” and the fact that they are going up has nothing to do with the Ukraine crisis. The Democrats want Americans to believe that suffering the economic burdens this administration has willfully imposed upon them is a patriotic duty in the service of defending a fellow liberal democracy from tyranny.
The truth is that it is in the service of Democrats’ lust for power.