This past Sunday afternoon, President Joe Biden (D) went off the rails and snapped at a young woman in attendance at a political rally held for gubernatorial candidate Kathy Hochul at Sarah Lawrence College in New York.
“No more drilling. There is no more drilling,” Biden shouted down at the young woman standing in the crowd. “I haven’t formed any new drilling.”
“There are at least five more years of offshore drilling,” stated the woman back to the irate president. “— in the Atlantic or the Pacific but in the Antarctic and off the gulf of New Mexico.”
“That was before I was president,” answered Biden. “We’re trying to work on that and get that done.”
BREAKING: Two days before the midterm elections, Joe Biden clearly states he is for "no more [oil] drilling." pic.twitter.com/2F9hZNOwMt
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The statement from Biden take place in the wake of comment issued last week in which he stated that he was going to be entirely shutting down all coal plants nationwide just as the country starts to deal with a worrying energy crisis.
“I was in Massachusetts about a month ago on the site of the largest old coal plant in America. Guess what? It cost them too much money,” exclaimed Biden while attending an event hosted out in Carlsbad, California. “No one is building new coal plants because they can’t rely on it, even if they have all the coal guaranteed for the rest of the existence of the plant. So it’s going to become a wind generation.”
“And all they’re doing is, it’s going to save them a hell of a lot of money and using the same transmission line that they transmitted the coal-fired electric on, we’re going to be shutting these plants down all across America and having wind and solar power.”
The White House went into full panic mode after Biden’s comments ended up drawing the ire of the Chairman of the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV).
Stephen Miller, a former senior adviser to the Trump White House, issued a response to the comments from Biden this past Sunday night, claiming, “No oil, no coal, no shale. Pennsylvania: a vote for Fetterman is a vote to send your state into a Great Depression.”
“Biden and Democrats are hostile to oil and gas production. I am running for reelection to keep Texas #1 for oil and gas,” posted Texas Governor Greg Abbott via social media. “I will protect the good paying jobs in the oil field and keep America energy independent.”
“Um, that’s a consequential gaffe,” stated Ruan Maue, a meteorologist, via social media. “I don’t think he was supposed to say that in public.”