Gov. DeSantis: Biden’s attempting to ‘demagogue energy companies’ to cover for ‘really bad policies’

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis laid into Joe Biden’s “really bad policies” at a Wednesday press conference in which he claimed the President is “trying to demagogue energy companies” to cover for his own “really bad decisions.”

DeSantis noted Biden’s recent, angry rebuke of “overspending” claims and said, “Now he’s trying to demagogue energy companies.”

“You know, he ran saying he was going to shut down energy production in this country,” DeSantis reminded his audience. “That’s what he said, he said no more fossil fuels. He came into office and did this huge executive order that basically shut down things like ANWR and Keystone and all these other things, and so this is the policy, you know, that he pursued and now he’s lashing out because people are upset that this has been a failed policy.”

“But the reality is, is, a lot of what we’re seeing has been self-inflicted by really bad policies,” he continued.

“You also have the printing of money and all that they’ve done and he’s saying, ‘Don’t say that we’re spending too much money or printing too much money,'” the governor said, “but you know, you even have Obama’s economists all come out and say that that was a huge mistake to print trillions of dollars.”

Inflation, DeSantis said, is worse than the stated 8.6% because “the things that you actually do, like going to the grocery store, going to the gas station — all that [is] way higher than 8.6 percent.”

“That’s just the reality,” he stated. “This is the fruits of some really bad decisions. And you know, there’s nothing wrong with just admitting you were wrong and reversing course.”

“I don’t think he’ll do that,” the governor said to a round of applause, “But that’s really what you have to do.”

DeSantis added that depleting the Strategic Petroleum Reserve of barrels of oil “is not an energy policy.”

“That is a political move trying to CYA so people don’t blame you as much, although they do blame you, because they’re smart,” he asserted.

He called the practice of releasing barrels “very reckless” and claimed it “hasn’t made a dent” in prices at the pump.

“So,” he said, “it’s been really, really head-scratching.”

“This is having a really huge impact on people,” he said, noting that the Fed is going to raise interest rates again, which will “slow the economy down.”

The governor pointed to Florida’s budget surplus and low taxes and said “we’re doing it right. We’re prepared for whatever Biden throws at us.”

“But you know, it’s just so frustrating,” he admitted, because, he says people understand that “this is not good policy” coming from the Biden White House.

These bad policies, warned DeSantis, could “start impacting food security and all these other things.”

“I hope I’m not right on this,” he added.

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