Florida Governor Ron DeSantis totally destroyed Slow Joe Biden during a recent press conference when he discussed Bradon’s gas price problem, calling him out for fist-bumping the Saudis and pleading with them to pump more oil while appearing reluctant to produce oil locally.
During the press conference, Governor DeSantis emphasized this point by attacking the Biden Administration’s energy policy, or at least how he perceives it to be, as being completely absurd.
"How come it's wrong to produce our own oil and gas here, but you can go to Saudi Arabia and fist-bump to try to get it from Saudi? I mean, it makes no sense… We have the opportunities here to be energy independent." – @GovRonDeSantis today pic.twitter.com/lCeemGPGDt— Christina Pushaw 🐊 🇺🇸 (@ChristinaPushaw) July 18, 2022
“How come it’s wrong to produce our own oil and gas here, but you can go to Saudi Arabia and fist bump to try to get it from Saudi? I mean, it makes no sense that we wouldn’t do it. We have opportunities here to be energy independent and not have to worry about any of these other countries. And yet they’re intentionally not doing it and you can’t run a modern economy on windmills. You just can’t do it.”
DeSantis continued by outlining the current high levels of gas costs and emphasizing both what he called the intensifying pressures on gas prices and the very detrimental consequences those prices are having on the average American.
Even particular aspects of the president’s policies, such his limitations on federal lands, have been cited by oil and gas executives as having an impact on the nation’s oil supply and increasing the cost of gasoline for Americans.
Gas prices nationwide were averaging roughly $2.38 per gallon when Biden succeeded former President Donald Trump in office. Midway through June, the price more than quadrupled to $5.00, but it has since reduced significantly. According to AAA, the national average is now $4.50, which is still more than double what it was when Trump left office.
Those anticipating that Biden will take steps to cut the price of gas have found it disappointing that he has primarily kept blaming the “Putin price hike,” disregarding the price hikes that occurred prior to Putin’s invasion.