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Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla. joined Martha MacCallum on Monday in speaking out against President Biden’s approach to lowering energy costs in the Middle East through domestic means on “The Story.”
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REPRESENTING. MICHAEL WALTZ: Yeah. Martha, isn’t it amazing that once again the president has locked himself in with his stupid energy policy, that he has to move on to the Middle East after insulting the Saudis throughout his campaign and move on to begging, basically. I mean, it’s transparent to everyone that he’s out there for “mom, can I?” – pleading and pleading with the Saudis to pump more when he would just have to face the progressives here at home and pump more, which, oh, by the way, is cleaner American oil and gas.
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And if he did just that, if he took them on politically, not only would he be lower prices for Americans and help themselves politically, but it would also starve oil-rich dictatorships around the world, from Iran to Venezuela to Putin himself, of their money. And by the way, very quickly, Martha, Putin is right now back to pre-war export levels for every European country that turned away or the United States [that] round[ed] far, China has intervened twice, and China has now seen a 50% increase in Russian gas imports. So it’s just broken on every level. And there is a solution: it is to unleash American energy. And he refuses to do so.
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