WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) on Fox News Channel’s Hannity last night to discuss how House Republicans are united in fighting against President Biden’s disastrous agenda that has already caused an unprecedented level of crises that are hurting American families, and workers. Whip Scalise blasted President Biden for attempting to reverse American energy dominance, resulting in higher energy prices for millions of consumers and thousands of lost jobs across the country. In addition, Whip Scalise called out President Biden for failing to stand with Israel, mishandling the U.S. economy, and discouraging the unemployed from returning to work.
On President Biden’s failure to take responsibility for his far-left policies:
“That’s why it’s so important to have a united front and stand up against this radical agenda, and look, Joe Biden’s failure of leadership is on full display, but it’s hurting American families. Right on day one, he cancels the Keystone Pipeline, killing thousands of good jobs. He puts a ban on permits and leases [for drilling] on federal lands. You wonder why in [the] southeast part of the country — the whole Atlantic seaboard — they’re waiting in lines to get gasoline. They’re paying five [to] six dollars a gallon for gasoline.
“Joe Biden, by the way, emboldened OPEC, allowed Russia to start bringing oil into the United States. We were producing our own under President Trump because we were energy-dominant and we were able to help our friends. What’s going on in Israel right now is a clear example that this President is being tested, and so far, he has failed to rise to the occasion. You’ve got to stand with our allies. Israel absolutely has a right to defend [itself], but right now you’ve got some leaders on the Democrat side in Congress that are criticizing Israel openly. [Biden is] not standing up to them. He’s hurting hard-working families right now — killing jobs, inflation is through the roof.
“Look at the lumber prices right now. Anything you buy at the grocery store is up, and Joe Biden is paying people not to work, as you pointed out when there [are] 10 million [job] openings, small businesses, that can’t run their businesses properly. You’re waiting months right now to get a refrigerator or another appliance. This is what Joe Biden’s doing. His leadership is absent right now when we need it.”