During Thursday’s broadcast of Fox Business Network’s “Evening Edit,” host Elizabeth MacDonald pointed out that the Biden administration is fighting for federal courts to uphold President Joe Biden’s ban on leasing oil and gas in sea and on public lands even as the president claims the oil industry has a duty to increase production.
MacDonald said:[A] The White House is attacking an industry. The White House Biden just asked a federal judge in Louisiana, a congressman, to uphold the president’s ban on new federal oil and gas leases and now they want to limit fuel exports. We have never seen a government attack an American industry like this.
Representative for House Oversight Committee Ranking Member James Comer (R-KY) replied, “Well, Democrats in Congress join Joe Biden. They want to attack every big profitable business in America. What they don’t realize, in addition to how much we need cheap oil in America, is the fact that the energy industry provides good paying jobs, many union jobs. So they attack their own people whom they claim to represent in the American working class. So it makes no sense. It is bad policy. They punish American workers by forcing them to pay more at the pump, and they punish people in the energy industry who work and have good jobs and are able to pay nice things for their families because they work hard in a good industry like the energy industry.
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