During a recent media appearance, Biden transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg said that the idea of the U.S. buying oil from Iran is not off the table.
This is madness.
America does not need to buy oil from hostile nations who hate us. We were energy independent under Trump.
Buttigieg Suggests Buying Oil From Iran Is Not Off the Table As Momentum Grows to Ban Russian Oil
Amid growing calls for the U.S. to ban Russian oil imports, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is suggesting that turning to a state sponsor of terrorism to offset rising prices is not off the table.
During an appearance on MSNBC on Wednesday night, Buttigieg was asked, “Could the president possibly consider authorizing the Keystone Pipeline, working something out with Iran?”
“I mean, look, the president has said that all options are on the table,” Buttigieg responded. “But we also need to make sure that we’re not galloping after permanent solutions to immediate short term problems where more strategic and tactical actions in the short term can make a difference.”
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are calling for the U.S. to ban Russian oil to punish the country and hopefully halt its invasion of Ukraine. And President Joe Biden told reporters that “nothing is off the table” when he was asked if the U.S. would take such a move.
Here’s the video:
Biden Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg: Buying oil from Iran is “on the table” pic.twitter.com/aNUNBPFHvH
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) March 3, 2022
This makes absolutely no sense when we could make it ourselves.
The Biden Administration will gladly buy oil from Iran and Russia.
But they banned new drilling leases in America. https://t.co/3Egv6z3Cre
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) March 3, 2022
😖why buy from them when we can get our own right here?how does this make sense? Oil harvest is oil harvest no matter where it comes from so how does the impact on the environment doing it here any different? Likely we do it with more Environmental precautions here!! 🇺🇸Retweet 🇺🇸 https://t.co/qnItC2DI9L
— Nancy (@LovingAKing) March 3, 2022
Nothing this administration does makes any sense.