Washington, D.C. – House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) issued the following statement in response to President Biden’s decision to tap into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
“Had Joe Biden done nothing, Americans would be better off and paying less at the pump. Instead, one-party rule has decimated American energy production and jobs. He killed the Keystone pipeline and greenlit Putin’s Nord Stream II. He begged OPEC for help. Now he wants to tap strategic reserves to mitigate his strategic failure.
“Here’s the answer to his energy crisis: let America produce what we have and need.
“Today’s announcement – which will release just three days’ worth of oil onto the market – is not about a real solution to our energy crisis. It is a crass political ploy just ahead of Thanksgiving.”