Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland, the House Majority Leader, claimed this week that America is at war with Russia, which comes as a surprise to millions of Americans.
He also complained that because of this, people shouldn’t be criticizing Joe Biden.
This is just another reminder that we need some newer, younger people in Congress.
Breitbart News reports:
Fact Check: Steny Hoyer Claims, Without Evidence, that America Is at War with Russia
CLAIM: House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) claimed on Friday that America is at war with Russia and therefore needs to “produce energy.”
VERDICT: False. Congress has not declared war against Russia, nor has President Joe Biden engaged combat troops with Russia.
Hoyer took to the House floor, disputing the Republican claim that the Biden administration has “clamped down” on domestic energy production.
“The Biden administration approved more drilling permits in 2021 than the Trump administration approved in the first three years they were in office. I don’t know how the [Republican leader] rationalizes his comments about the Biden constricting petroleum production,” Hoyer said. The Democrat House leader then said that America is at war with Russia.
“It is unfortunate that in a time of war, that we spend all the time blaming our own president,” Hoyer said. “It is unfortunate that when the Europeans put themselves over the objections of numerous administrations in a place where they had a dependence on Russia, Russia has no leverage over us.”
Here’s the video:
House Majority Whip Rep. Steny Hoyer:
"It it unfortunate that in a time of war, we spend all the time blaming our own president." pic.twitter.com/iOUocSBX52
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) May 13, 2022
People have questions.
I didn’t know we were at war…did congress make this declaration?
— David Scott (@davescottreal) May 13, 2022
We're at war? when did that happen, must've missed it!
— Gigili Tartufati 🍷⚾️ 🇺🇸🍊 (@SillyMetsFan) May 13, 2022
When was this discussed?