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Harris slammed Trump for filling up oil reserves Biden just drained

Vice President Kamala Harris’ hypocrisy was exposed on Tuesday as President Joe Biden looted oil reserves despite criticizing then-President Donald Trump in 2020 for filling them.

“Completely unacceptable that Trump is prioritizing the bailout of big oil companies while dragging his feet to support millions of unemployed workers, workers, small businesses and state and local governments,” Harris tweeted in 2020 during the pandemic.

Trump replenished oil reserves during the pandemic when prices were three times lower than Tuesday’s prices of $ 3,403, according to the AAA. The low prices threatened the ability of US producers to compete with OPEC’s deep pockets, which have no interest in competing with US oil producers.

“Once it picks up, and once you get some demand and reduce the supply a bit, it will level out and be great again,” Trump said in April 2020. “We want to stay independent. . “

On Tuesday, however, the Biden-Harris administration announced it would exhaust the reserves that Trump has replenished.

“I want to tackle another challenge that families face, and the one I think they are focusing on the most right now: high gas prices,” Biden said during his remarks live. “I am announcing the largest ever release of the United States Strategic Petroleum Reserve to help provide the supplies we need as we recover from this pandemic.”

The hypocrisy caught the attention of parliamentary minority leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who Underline Harris’ duplicity of plundering the oil reserves that Trump has topped up.

“Vice President Kamala Harris has opposed President Trump’s decision to fill the United States Strategic Reserve with oil, the same reserve President Biden is tapping today for political reasons,” McCarthy tweeted. “Total hypocrisy.”

Meanwhile, the Biden-Harris administration sought to destroy American energy independence during the supply chain crisis. In January, the administration canceled the Keystone pipeline and is now determining whether to close another pipeline in Michigan.

And instead of taking responsibility for soaring oil prices during the supply chain crisis, produced in large part by Democrats’ unemployment benefits, the administration accused the oil companies of making record profits. . On Wednesday, Biden asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate the oil companies for “anti-competitive behavior.”

“So I ask the Commission to take a closer look at what’s going on with the oil and gas markets, and that you use all the tools of the Commission if you discover wrongdoing,” Biden argued.

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