A nationwide gas shortage is striking much of the country.
But while politicians in Washington point fingers, they’re sweeping the truth under the rug.
And in this episode of Making the Argument, Virginia Delegate Nick Freitas shows how Joe Biden is making the gas shortages so much worse.
For any American living on the East Coast, one of the biggest issues of the past week has been a crippling gas shortage brought about by the shutdown of a major pipeline that brings gas to cities across much of the South and Mid Atlantic.
The Colonial Pipeline, a major piece of American infrastructure that runs for over 5,000 miles, was targeted by hackers in Eastern Europe, who managed to shut it down for several days.
In the wake of the disruption, multiple state governors declared a state of emergency as gas stations in North Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia ran dry almost overnight, with Georgia Governor Brian Kemp lifting the state’s gas tax, while President Biden lifted environmental regulations on the sale of gas in several states affected by the shortage.
But while Biden has been busy patting himself on the back, he’s conveniently ignored much of the background that triggered this crisis, as well as his own role in bringing it about.
One of his first moves as President back in January was to cancel the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, which would have carried over 800,000 barrels of oil per day into the United States from Canada.
Now, Biden’s anti-pipeline policy is coming back to bite him in a major way, as several key swing states across much of the eastern part of the country go without gasoline for several days on end.