Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi told reporters this week that she would support a ban on Russian oil imports, breaking with the Biden Administration’s stance on the issue.
“I’m all for that… ban the oil coming from Russia,” Pelosi (D-CA) said at her weekly press briefing on Capitol Hill, to the shock of conservatives everywhere. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) even shared the Speaker’s exchange on Twitter, encouraging followers to “mark it down.”
“Mark it down, March 3, 2022–Nancy Pelosi is right on something.”
Mark it down, March 3, 2022–Nancy Pelosi is right on something. https://t.co/sd1wkvXczZ
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) March 4, 2022
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday that “we don’t have a strategic interest in reducing the global supply of energy,” and “if you look at publicly available data it’s only about 10 percent of our imports. But again, reducing the supply out there would have an impact on prices and on prices at the gas pump.”
Biden refuses to ban Russian oil despite Nancy Pelosi telling him to https://t.co/uDAuyDRrm9
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) March 4, 2022