Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has hammered Joe Biden over soaring gas prices, arguing that the Democrat president has “declared war on American energy.”
Speaking during an interview on “Fox & Friends,” DeSantis ripped into Biden over the nationwide record-high gas prices, accusing the president of “causing” the issue.
The Biden administration first blamed skyrocketing gas prices on supply disruptions from the pandemic.
The White House then blamed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.
Most recently, Biden claims oil refineries in the United States are at fault.
Not only does the president not have any “proactive solutions” for skyrocketing gas prices, but his policies are the “cause of a lot of it,” DeSantis said.
“Joe Biden came into office and declared war on American energy,” DeSantis began.
“We were energy independent for the first time in my life.
“When he came into office, he had sweeping executive orders to try to kneecap American energy production.
“This is a global market, it’s not just the U.S., but [Biden] has made it way worse here in this country,” he continued.
“They will not reverse course.
“This is just a religion for them to be attacking energy production in the United States, and people are paying at the pump like never before.
“It’s hammering blue-collar people, working people because … it impacts everything in the economy.”
“There’s also the fact that they printed trillions of dollars that we didn’t have,” DeSantis added.
“Those two factors have created a really a hellish scenario and now we’re on the precipice of — if we’re not already in — a formal recession.
“Maybe that won’t happen, but I think everyone’s looking at it and saying, ‘under Biden, with his policies, he’s going to plunge this country into a recession.'”