Sen. Tom Cotton: Biden’s 'Failed Policies' Caused Gas Crisis
'He's taking us back to the 70s'
Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., blasted Democrat Joe Biden for the gas shortage and chaos in the Middle East, saying his failed policies are "taking us back to the 70s."
Cotton told "America Reports" on Thursday:
"Joe Biden's been there in Washington since the 1970s, and now we've got chaos in the Middle East, inflation, and lines at the gas pump. So he's taking us back to the 70s."
"This is the result of Joe Biden's failed policies," Cotton said.
"First off, you look at our energy policy.
"We can't solve the Keystone pipeline. We withdrew leases for the production of oil and gas."
"It's also the result of a failed foreign policy as well," he added.
"Joe Biden has been appeasing and coddling Vladimir Putin in Russia since he came to office."
"It shouldn’t be a surprise that criminal gangs linked with Russian intelligence services feel emboldened to attack an American company that provides critical supply lines for so many American citizens."
"So this is all the result of Biden’s failed policies, and the chicken is coming home to roost over the last three months."
The national average price of gasoline per gallon rose to its highest level not seen since the Obama era, Neon Nettle reported on Thursday.
The surge is predicted to continue.
The American Automobile Association reported:
“On the week, the national gas price average jumped six cents to $2.96."
“If the trend continues, an increase of three more cents would make the national average the most expensive since November 2014."
"The last time we saw average prices at $2.99 and higher."
Neon Nettle reported that thousands of gas stations ran out of fuel earlier this week amid the impacts of the cyber attack on Colonial Pipeline.
Colonial Pipeline is a private company that controlled the United States' largest pipeline.