(PresidentialInsider.com)- Far-left New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t want to talk about the fact that President Joe Biden’s decision to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline and implement a ban on new leases for drilling for oil on federal land has driven up oil prices and made it harder for America to wean itself off of Russian oil.
Instead, AOC wants to talk about “price gouging.” The extreme-left Congresswoman attempted to lay the blame for rising gas prices at the feet of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Russia.
In response to a tweet from Stephanie Ruhle, an MSNBC host, AOC seemed to suggest that profiteering was the only reason why prices are going up. Ruhle noted that gas prices reached an average of $4.43 nationally, and asked what is going on.
“Profiteering. And there should be consequences for it,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
Profiteering. And there should be consequences for it. https://t.co/4JJSJWySut
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 14, 2022
Her comments were echoed by Rep. Ilhan Omar, the Minnesota representative who is also a member of AOC’s “Squad,” who claimed on March 14 that “big oil CEOs” should be held accountable for profiteering.
Big oil CEOs need to be held accountable for profiteering, this can’t stand. https://t.co/DLZ9nXNGlF
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) March 14, 2022
“This can’t stand,” she added.
Do these legislators not realize that the best way to drive prices down is to drill more oil at home and to explore alternative energy sources like nuclear?
Just think how many jobs that nuclear power plants could bring to the United States, and how much cheaper oil could be if the United States started utilizing the vast reserves of oil in the ground right here at home.
Perhaps AOC and Omar should be more concerned about President Joe Biden tapping Venezuela for oil, too…