President Joe Biden’s energy-dependent policies are driving up oil prices in America, and Virginia Lieutenant Governor Winsome Sears has had it with the administration’s deflections.
In comments made to the Washington Examiner, the newly-elected official slammed the administration for its lies, saying, “Americans aren’t stupid.”
The Washington Examiner reports:
“They know that prices were rising from the day that he started,” Sears told the Washington Examiner after speaking at an event at American University in Washington, D.C., hosted by the AU College Republicans and the AU Network of Enlightened Women.
“We were a net exporter of energy before he came into office, and he changed all that. So this is pretty much squarely on his shoulders and the shoulders of Democrats.”
Of the president’s response to rampant inflation, Sears told the Washington Examiner, “We ought to continue to drill,” adding that “he should open the Keystone Pipeline.”
She further decried “onerous” regulations that she says prevent companies with current leases from drilling to their full potential. “So, to tell us that the businesses should act on the leases that they already have is stupid, and it’s disingenuous at the same time,” Sears continued.
Sears lamented, “When President Trump had wanted to shore up our reserves and they said, ‘no,’ Democrats said, ‘no,'” as Virginians now feel the pressure of inflation and rising gas prices.