In a fiery monologue, Fox News host Tucker Carlson called for President Joe Biden to be impeached over sending oil to foreign countries, amidst skyrocketing domestic fuel prices.
“In late March, in an act of desperation, Biden did maybe the worst thing that he has done since becoming President…he started to sell off one of this country’s most important natural resources, one of the most valuable assets…called the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR).”
“What Biden could have done is produce more oil domestically… Instead, he decided to do something so crazy and so dangerous that only someone who was intentionally trying to harm the United States would even consider it.”
“We are releasing a million barrels per day for a total of more than 180 million barrels from the SPR…the reserve can hold more than 700 million barrels total, but it didn’t have that since Congress has been selling off our SPR to pay off debt.”
“By the time Biden arrived, there were around 568 million barrels of oil in the SPR. No president in American history has ordered a drawdown this large. In 1991, at the beginning of Operation Desert Storm, the U.S. government released 17 million barrels of oil. The U.S. released just 20 million barrels after Hurricane Katrina destroyed parts of the Gulf Coast where many refineries are…”
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“Now, we are releasing many times that figure, all to protect the Democratic Party from getting what it deserves in the midterm elections in November. And as a result of that, unbelievably reckless, in fact criminal decisions, [have] our SPR at the lowest levels in nearly 40 years…and they are dropping fast.”
“None of this needed to happen. There was no reason to tap our SPR when we can produce the energy here.”
“But at the same time, you have to be honest. The principle of supply and demand would suggest this would work in the short term: releasing all this oil should have lowered gas prices.”
“That is not happening. Since Joe Biden started releasing this oil from our reserve…[gas prices] have kept going up.”
“It turns out the oil being released is not for us. It’s going to India and China.”
Tucker quotes Reuters, “More than 5 million barrels of oil that were part of a historic U.S. emergency reserves release to lower domestic fuel prices were exported to Europe and Asia last month. Cargoes of SPR crude were also headed to the Netherlands and to a Reliance refinery in India, an industry source said. A third cargo headed to China, another source said.”
“As gas prices set records in this country. As American citizens…cannot afford to fuel their own cars…the Biden administration is selling off our emergency oil reserves to China.”
“That’s not an indictable offense? It’s certainly an impeachable one. And they should impeach him for that.”
Biden has made many excuses for increased fuel prices that are not related to SPR oil sell-off. As prices continue to rise, the White House is reportedly preparing for gas to reach $10 per gallon in October.
Actor John Voight also just called for Biden’s impeachment in a social media address.