Report: Biden Would Veto GOP Bill to Ban Sale of Oil to China From U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve

Report: Biden Would Veto GOP Bill to Ban Sale of Oil to China From U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve
Mark Lennihan

Joe Biden’s near hatred — although we can probably safely delete “near” — of fossil fuels has been an albatross around the necks of the American people since Day One of the intentionally worst presidency in the history of the United States. No joke, Jack — and Biden’s war on (U.S.) oil continues.

Now, according to ever-smug Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Biden will veto a House bill to ban the sale of oil from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve to China if the measure passes the Democrat-controlled Senate, as reported by Just the News.

So I’ll be very clear: If Congress were to pass [H.R. 22], the president would veto it. He will not allow the American people to suffer because of the backwards [sic] agenda that House Republicans are advancing.

Backward agenda, Ms. Granholm? How so?

The clueless Energy secretary also dismissed the sale of oil to China as a “non-issue.”

As I reported in September, Biden, after driving up the cost of energy to the point of out-of-control gas prices and subsequent outrage among tens of millions of hardworking Americans, continued to drain the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) to dangerous levels — in a desperate effort to insulate the Democrats from him and his dumpster fire disasters in the then-upcoming midterm elections.

In an effort to protect U.S. interests and the American people from further SPR recklessness from Biden, the Strategic Production Response Act [H.R. 22] was introduced in the Republican-controlled House, earlier this month. The bill would require the Energy Department to develop a plan to increase the percentage of federal areas leased for gas and oil production before releasing oil from the reserve.

To anyone not a Democrat, the proposed requirement is not only logical; it could also be strategically critical in the event of a national disaster, including war with, oh, let’s say Communist China. Yet Sino Joe Biden remains perfectly fine with continuing to drain U.S. reserves for sale to the ChiComs. Question: clueless and driven by his war on energy, kowtowing to China, or both?

Next up, Mensa member [sarc] White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked about the Protecting America’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve from China Act at the same briefing, and “brilliantly” responded:

So, look, I think this is a little bit of what the secretary was talking about just moments ago. This bill addresses a non-issue; we’re very clear on that.  We focus — we’re focused on advancing legislation that would lower costs for American families, not raise them.

Oh, please. First, KJP has zero understanding of the SPR bill or anything else. Second, Biden has demonstrated from his first day in office when he canceled the Keystone XL Pipeline that he doesn’t give a damn about lowering energy costs for hardworking Americans, and third, how does conditioning the sale of oil from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve on increasing the number of federal areas leased for gas and oil production raise energy costs, KJP. Take your time — I’ll wait.

Incredulously, Granholm used an increase in oil demand from China due to its easing of draconian COVID lockdowns as an excuse to continue the sale of U.S. oil reserves to the ChiComs.

The whole point of this is that this Strategic Petroleum Reserve is a tool that we have, that we can control. We may not be able to control the weather. We may not be able to control what happens at OPEC+ or China. But we can control what we have access to, and that’s why this tool is so incredibly important.

Huh? Was Granholm channeling Kamala Harris with that word-salad explanation of the SPR, or what? She then topped off her idiocy with this gem:

[P]rices would go up [if the bill were to become law] because we would have lost this tool [because of the reserve’s ability to] provide supply.

Anyone with a modicum of knowledge about the nature of supply and demand knows Grandholm’s claim is a complete crock of crap.

Then again, Madam Energy Secretary — like all “good” Democrats — isn’t interested in the least about what rational knowledgable people understand; the only people who matter to Democrats are low-information rank-and-file Democrat voters — alive, dead, or somewhere in between.

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