Democrat President Joe Biden snapped at a voter during an event over the weekend and vowed that there will be “no more [oil] drilling!”
On Sunday, Biden hosted a political rally at Sarah Lawrence College in New York for Democrat gubernatorial candidate Kathy Hochul.
During Biden’s address at the event, a young voter in the crowd asked Biden about offshore oil drilling.
“No more drilling!” Biden snapped at the young woman.
“There is no more drilling.
“I haven’t formed any new drilling.”
“There are at least five more years of offshore drilling,” the woman shouted back.
“— in the Atlantic or the Pacific but in the Antarctic and off the gulf of New Mexico.”
“That was before I was president,” Biden responded.
“We’re trying to work on that and get that done.”
BREAKING: Two days before the midterm elections, Joe Biden clearly states he is for "no more [oil] drilling." pic.twitter.com/2F9hZNOwMt
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Biden’s remarks come after he said late last week that he was going to be shutting down coal plants across America as the country battles an energy crisis.
“I was in Massachusetts about a month ago on the site of the largest old coal plant in America,” Biden said at an event in Carlsbad, California.
“Guess what? It cost them too much money.
“No one is building new coal plants because they can’t rely on it, even if they have all the coal guaranteed for the rest of the existence of the plant.
“So it’s going to become a wind generation.”
“And all they’re doing is, it’s going to save them a hell of a lot of money, and using the same transmission line that they transmitted the coal-fired electric on, we’re going to be shutting these plants down all across America and having wind and solar power.”
The White House walked back Biden’s remarks after he was blasted by Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee.
President Donald Trump’s former White House senior adviser Stephen Miller responded to Biden’s remarks on Sunday evening.
“No oil, no coal, no shale,” Miller said.
“Pennsylvania: a vote for Fetterman is a vote to send your state into a Great Depression.”
“Biden and Democrats are hostile to oil and gas production,” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted.
“I am running for reelection to keep Texas #1 for oil and gas.
“I will protect the good paying jobs in the oil field and keep America energy independent.”
“Um, that’s a consequential gaffe,” meteorologist Ryan Maue tweeted.
“I don’t think he was supposed to say that in public.”
“The mask slips,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) tweeted.
Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) tweeted, “You can’t make it up.”
“Biden still out here messaging to his lunatic base which makes up about 10% of the country,” radio host Jesse Kelly tweeted. “Genius.”
Actor James Woods tweeted, “Diesel is over $7/gallon at my corner service station. #Vote”