Florida Governor Ron DeSantis spoke with Fox News’ Dan Bongino over the weekend; the two discussed President Biden’s failures on energy and the economy. DeSantis tells Bongino that the Biden Administration doesn’t care about people suffering at the pump and that this energy policy is intentional.
Excerpts below. Watch the clip above.
“We’re seeing record gas prices, people are really struggling. We have a lot of people in Florida who are on fixed incomes down here. And yet this week we learned they canceled oil and gas leases,” DeSantis says.
“[T]he energy policy is intentional. They are intentionally reducing our ability to produce oil and gas here in the United States. They will beg OPEC for more oil, they’ll beg Maduro for more oil. I guess Maduro’s oil isn’t global warming but American is.”
“I mean it is nonsense; it is ideology but it is very destructive,” he continued. “People are getting actually hammered with gas prices and the overall inflation is attributable more than anything to Biden’s policy of printing trillions and trillions of dollars like they have done since he has gotten into office. … He was warned by Larry Summers and other Democratic economists that if you do this, you are gonna spark inflation.”
“And [inflation’s] a tax, Dan, on every single American,” DeSantis says. “We’ve got people that may be making seven, eight percent more year-over-year, but if the costs of everything to live are up 15 to 20 percent, and they are, the inflation is understating it when you look at the things that really matter.
“So I think it’s been absolutely a failure in policy, and here’s the thing: Reverse course,” DeSantis asserted. “Start producing more energy here in the United States. He could very easily do that, but yet what does he do, as you just pointed out? They are still canceling oil and gas leases. They don’t want us to be energy independent, and they don’t care if you suffer at the pump.”
According to The Daily Wire, “In 2021, Biden pushed for and got a huge $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill, then later got a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill. At the end of March 2022, Biden proposed a $5.8 trillion budget, and last week the Biden administration announced they had canceled three oil and gas leases, including a mammoth one in Alaska.”