Joe Biden promises climate activist at New York rally: ‘No more drilling’

President Joe Biden told a climate activist on Sunday that he would not allow any new drilling in the United States, just days after complaining that oil companies were not drilling enough.

“No more drilling. There is no more drilling,” Biden said, speaking to a climate activist as he wrapped up a rally in New York for Governor Kathy Hochul (D-NY). “I didn’t form any new boreholes.”

A young woman standing front and center held up a sign protesting Biden for allowing drilling on federal lands.

The activist responded to Biden noting that there is still offshore drilling in Antarctica and off the Gulf of Mexico.

“That was before I was president,” Biden said. “We’re trying to work on that – to do that.”

Biden’s comment to the climate activist differed from his statements on Wednesday when he blamed oil companies for not drilling enough.

“We haven’t slowed them down at all. They should be drilling more than they are doing right now,” he said at a rally in New Mexico. “If they drilled more, we would have more relief at the pump.”

As Biden stood with Hochul and raised his arms, he spoke to his staff, asking them to get the woman’s name.

He then walked up to her directly and talked to her for a few minutes, presumably about his climate policy before working with the rest of the crowd.

Biden’s rally in New York was interrupted twice more by protesters who were escorted to the audience.

Some of his supporters chanted to stifle protesters but were silenced by the president.

“We love Joe! We love Joe! they chanted.

“Well, let Joe talk okay?” Biden responded.

Biden also tripped over something on stage as he walked around speaking into a microphone.

“Woop stepping on a… it’s black, anyway,” he said before continuing his speech.

At another point in the rally, one person fainted, prompting people in the crowd to interrupt the president’s speech to call for help.

“OK, I got it, I got it!” Biden said, pausing for medical assistance to get to the affected person.

The president is rallying behind Hochul as polls show Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) gaining more support in the polls because of his stances on issues like crime.


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