WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Energy Action Team co-chairs Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) and Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) joined House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) in a joint statement blasting Joe Biden’s unrealistic and dangerous promises to outlaw fossil fuels and destroy the livelihoods of millions of Americans employed in energy-producing jobs.

“By radically suggesting that we should get rid of oil, the Democrat Party’s leader would destroy American jobs, increase energy costs on hard-working families, and make our country less secure by increasing our dependence on oil from Russia and Middle-Eastern countries. America’s abundance of oil, coal, and natural gas drives our economy, lowers household electricity costs for families, and secures our energy independence. The Democrat Party’s leader’s explicit vows to destroy the millions of jobs that rely upon these natural resources is an affront to American workers, our friends and allies overseas, and the all-of-the-above energy strategy that led to a cleaner environment along with the strongest economy our nation has ever seen. Threatening to take away the livelihood of millions of hard-working families and increase household energy costs in the middle of a global pandemic is beyond irresponsible, and every Democrat in Congress ought to denounce these absurd and dangerous proclamations.”