Senator Dan Sullivan urges Biden to make ‘course correction’ on military and energy as Putin wages war on Ukraine


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Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, said President Biden needs to make a “course correction” on issues regarding military and American energy amid the rise of authoritarian regimes such as Russia and China.

“We are in this new era of authoritarian aggression,” Sullivan told Fox News Digital on Tuesday, explaining how he and 22 of his Senate GOP colleagues sent a letter to the president on Tuesday expressing their concerns and offering possible solutions before his first state. of the address of the Union.

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“Mr. President, you must recognize this new era with these dictators, who often work together, Xi Jinping and Putin,” Sullivan said in a summary of the letter, which spans three pages and was also signed by senators. , including the Senate Minority Leader. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Senate Minority Whip John Thune of South Dakota.

The senses. Ted Cruz of Texas, John Kennedy of Louisiana and Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee were also among those who signed.

Senator Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, speaks during a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on May 20, 2020 in Washington, DC
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“And you need some course correction on some of the big strategies that have been undermining you,” Sullivan further advised. In addition to increasing defense spending, the senator said Biden and his administration must “stop the holy war on American energy, which they started from day one.”

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Sullivan went on to warn that “the woke left has dictated national security for the Biden administration and therefore for the country,” which he says is costing the president politically.

Senator Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, addresses the crowd during a campaign rally at a PenAir aircraft hangar November 3, 2014, in Anchorage, Alaska.

Senator Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, addresses the crowd during a campaign rally at a PenAir aircraft hangar November 3, 2014, in Anchorage, Alaska.
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“The president came out the other day at a press conference and said, ‘I’m doing everything I can to address the challenges that people are facing right now in terms of American energy. This is actually not true. That’s not even remotely true. What they did from day one was start this war on American energy.

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Sullivan said that in addition to raising prices at the pump, the Biden administration’s war on energy has cost thousands of jobs and powerful dictators, such as Putin, whose machinations he sees as the result of a “completely and catastrophically failed policy”.

A depot used to store pipes for the Keystone XL oil pipeline planned by Transcanada Corp is seen in Gascoyne, North Dakota January 25, 2017.

A depot used to store pipes for the Keystone XL oil pipeline planned by Transcanada Corp is seen in Gascoyne, North Dakota January 25, 2017.
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“Unilaterally disarming on energy is national suicide,” Sullivan warned. He urged Biden to say during his State of the Union address that he would impose a blockade on Russia, which he said would “immediately hurt Putin, and it would help American energy workers.” and the Americans”.

“Think about it,” Sullivan said. “We import more oil from Russia than we produce in Alaska. The Biden administration comes in and tries to shut down oil production in Alaska and import more oil from Russia. It makes no sense. It needs to shut down this escape.

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“Sanction Russian oil and natural gas. He better announce it tonight because it’s good for the country, and it will really undermine Putin’s power,” he added.


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