Biden Shouts "No More Drilling. There is no more drilling!" at New York Rally
For months, President Joe Biden and members of his cabinet have claimed that they are no obstacle to expanded oil and gas production in the United States. On June 21 Biden said, “This idea that they don't have oil to drill and to bring up is simply not true. This piece of the Republicans talking about Biden shutting down fields is wrong.” On June 22, Biden said, I know my Republican friends claim, we're not producing enough oil and I'm limiting oil production. Quite frankly, that's nonsense.”
And on November 2, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm tweeted, “Disinfo about @POTUS' energy agenda is being used to scare/mislead Americans while industry cashes in. The facts are clear: This Admin outpaced the previous Admin on crude oil production + oil/gas well approvals while also making historic investments in a clean energy transition.”
Yesterday, in response to a climate activist at a New York rally for Governor Kathy Hochul, President Biden shouted, “No more drilling. There is no more drilling! I haven't formed any new drilling.” (Timestamp: 1:32:03).
The exchange between Biden and the activist was remarkable.