Senator Rand Paul has often sparred with the federal government over a number of different issues.
Last year, he repeatedly sparred with Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has been caught openly deceiving Congress over the extent to which NIH funds are linked to the COVID pandemic.
Now, Paul has taken issue with Biden’s decision to beg for oil overseas, especially when the president has opted to beg after claiming he would turn Saudi Arabia into a “pariah” state.
However, Biden’s comments regarding “pariah” states notwithstanding, Paul pointed out that the president could always consider empowering American energy producers, especially given the untapped reserves available to help address the rising energy crisis.
“[Biden] should be talking about asking our country to ramp up supply instead of begging and bowing down to the Saudis and asking them to bump up their supply,” Paul declared, underscoring how absurd such an image would appear to the rest of the world.
Such images are especially damaging during times of projecting strength.
“Everything the Biden administration has done has been to reduce the supply,” Paul continued with disgust, especially since the White House’s efforts to openly crush oil have put it in a tricky predicament before the midterm elections.
Unsurprisingly, Biden was soon flying to Saudi Arabia in search of yet another quick fix to a preventable problem.
“it’s embarrassing for him to be over there bowing down to the Saudis and begging them for more oil,” Paul asserted.
The Kentucky senator also noted a host of other serious issues plaguing the nation from an economic standpoint, in particular record-breaking inflation.
“The latest report [showed inflation at] 9.1 percent,” Paul remarked, “I think it actually may get worse until the election, so we’ll see what happens there, but it’s something that we can’t avoid.”
The White House has been notorious for minimizing the role it has played in the inflation crisis, going as far as to claim the economy is in great shape as Americans struggle.
“[Democrats] seem to have no clue as to what even causes it,” Paul remarked wryly.