Yesterday while campaigning for Gov. Kathy Hochul (D-NY), President Joe Biden was accused by a woman in the crowd of continuing to drill for oil on federal lands.
Although he was probably cognitively unaware, Biden responded with an admission of guilt many on the right have been waiting for.
“No more drilling. There is no more drilling. I haven’t formed any new drilling,” he said.
According to the Washington Examiner, his words were not meant for public consumption.
“President Joe Biden made an apparently unscripted remark Sunday night that there will be “no more drilling” under his watch in response to someone in the crowd at his rally with Gov. Kathy Hochul (D-NY),” reads the article.
“The comments came after Biden wrapped up his remarks at the election-themed event, which was intended to boost Hochul’s chances against her challenger, Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY).”
Biden’s questioner, who was holding up a sign that said “5 more years of drilling is a lose-lose!,” continued attacking the President about offshore drilling leases.
Biden responded with the Democrat-patented “blame Trump” tactic.
“That was before I was president. We’re trying to work on that to get that done. Thank you.”
The Examiner then stated the obvious fact that Biden’s comments could upset voters who’ve been subject to rising gas prices throughout the entirety of his administration.
“The remarks could prove controversial, as gas prices have risen sharply during Biden’s time in office and some blame his anti-oil policies for contributing to the surge,” says the piece. “The average price of a gallon of gas was $2.31 per gallon when Biden took office. It peaked above $5 per gallon this summer and sits at $3.80 now, according to the AAA.”
These comments come only days after Joe Biden blamed oil companies for not drilling enough oil.
The GOP has wasted no time in making sure this latest miscue from Biden is at the forefront of voters’ minds when they head to the polls tomorrow.
BREAKING: Two days before the midterm elections, Joe Biden clearly states he is for "no more [oil] drilling." pic.twitter.com/2F9hZNOwMt
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) November 7, 2022