The Biden administration is completely out of touch with the American people.
Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm was recently asked by a reporter how many barrels of oil the United States uses in a day. She had no idea.
Isn’t this the sort of thing that the energy secretary should know without having to think about it?
The Federalist reports:
Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm Doesn’t Know How Much Energy Americans Need
Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm doesn’t know how many barrels of oil the U.S. consumes on a daily basis.
“I don’t have that number in front of me,” Granholm said in response to the question Tuesday at a White House press briefing after President Joe Biden tapped the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to bring down gas prices.
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration run by Granholm’s own department, Americans used an average of just more than 18 million barrels a day. On Tuesday, Biden ordered the release of 50 million barrels, or less than three days of supply.
The president’s decision to tap the oil reserves maintained for emergencies such as a hurricane hampering Gulf Coast refineries underscores the administration’s desperation to bring down seven-year high gas prices. Soaring fuel costs engineered by the White House war on fossil fuels and compounded by inflation have helped tank the president’s approval ratings as Americans pinch pennies going into the holidays. Biden’s approval rating hovers at just more than 41 percent in the RealClear aggregate.
See the video below:
Reporter: "How many barrels of oil does the U.S. consume per day?"
Biden's energy secretary: "I don't have that number in front of me" pic.twitter.com/Z0Zv7tHS2v
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) November 23, 2021
That number should not be in front of her. It should be in her head. https://t.co/rh8kEj9kVm
— Rory Cooper (@rorycooper) November 23, 2021
Granholm’s ignorance does not inspire much confidence.