Rep. Burchett: White House Staging Oil and Gas “Publicity Stunts”

The White House, rather than admitting its mistakes on the oil industry, is staging “publicity stunts,” including the announcement that rules on ethanol-blend gasoline will be lifted this summer, Rep. Tim Burchett told Newsmax on Thursday. 

“One way to identify strong leaders is when they make a mistake, they admit it and go on,” the Tennessee Republican said on “Wake Up America.” “They admit it and go on and the American public is very receptive to that, and I think very forgiving, but [with] the arrogance in this White House, all they’re doing is publicity stunts.”

President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will issue an emergency waiver that would allow the sales of 15% ethanol blend gasoline, which is typically banned during the summer months because it can make smog worse in higher temperatures. 

The move is expected to save drivers an average of a dime a gallon for gas. Most stations selling ethanol-blend gas are in the Midwest and the South. 

“I think the only thing that Democrats claim to love more than the environment is their jobs,” Burchett said. “This latest stunt of putting ethanol in our gasoline, you know environmentally, it’s not as sound as just running regular gasoline to your engine.”

The move also makes it clear that the administration is “grasping at straws” because the American public “knows that they’ve messed up,” he added. 

Meanwhile, Biden continues to blame Russian President Vladimir Putin for inflation and the rising gas prices in the United States, but Burchett said the real blame lies with overregulation. 

“If we could reduce here the regulations and turn the spigots on, and literally just flood the market with fuel, the price would come down,” Burchett said. “But as Joe Biden said when he was debating Bernie Sanders, [he’s] going to raise the price to $7-$8 a gallon and drive these companies out so we can start getting on electric vehicles.”

And Burchett said that’s “exactly what he’s doing,” because “when a hardcore liberal tells you what he’s gonna do, dadgummit, we ought to believe him, because that’s what he’s doing.”

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  1. All I got to say is good Lord where are we going to get all the electric needed to power what the gubernments wans us to do,you can not magically creat electric,also the vehicles are uber expensive not to mention not readly avalable.

    • They forget where the power comes from when they plug their electric cars into the wall. They aren’t very bright. Like the asshole in the WH. He sure loves fling on air force one, and marine one. He thinks there’s a bunch of triple A batteries powering those items.

  2. Lillian C Reheusser

    Joe and all who are behind him are doing all they can to destroy this country and it’s people. We must do all we can to stop this NOW. They preach about the environment and yet do all to destroy it. Liars and hypocrites all.

  3. Ethanol doesn’t give you the same amount of miles per gallon compared with regular gasoline. You end up burning more for less mileage.

  4. I have a “Small Package Delivery Service” and most of my work is between hospitals in West Virginia AND surrounding states !!!!!!!!!! On many days I drive 300 to 400 miles, non-stop !!!!!!!!!!!!!! When our customers (Hospitals) call at 2 or 3 in the morning they are usually in a RUSH !!!!! There is NO electric car or van that can run for HOURS without stopping !!!!!!!!!
    All of that being said, the “GREEN” folks want you to think that the creation of the batteries and infrastructure will have NO environmental impact whatsoever AND last for years !!!!!!!!!!!
    NOT SO RENEWABLE !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Or SUSTAINABLE !!!!!!!!!!!!! Disposing or recycling of the batteries and electric motors has NOT been addressed, nor the cost !!!!!!!!
    They also want you to pretend that oil gas and coal production is other countries will have no environmental impact either !!!!!!!!
    When you look at the whole picture you start to see that the whole idea is a LIE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. What about the people that live in condos or apartments where there are no outlets outside. Does he expect us to wait in line in some parking lot to charge the vehicles? The politicians don’t have any of the problems they are handing us. They don’t care how difficult they make our lives.
    Don’t they ever sleep? It seems like every day they think of another way to hurt us.

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