Carlson: Biden deserves impeachment over energy policy

Fox News host Tucker Carlson says President Joe Biden deserves impeachment over his failed energy policy, one which has seen record gas prices while portions of the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve go to China.

On his Wednesday show, Carlson noted that the Biden administration’s green energy policies were primarily to blame for skyrocketing gas prices, which reached over $5-a-gallon nationally for the first time under his presidency.

While he hasn’t reversed course on this and ramped up on energy production, Carlson noted Biden says he’s “releasing a million barrels per day for a total of more than 180 million barrels from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, which is held in caverns in a couple of states.”

“The reserve can hold more than 700 million barrels total, but it didn’t have that because Congress, by the way, as you haven’t been paying attention, has been selling off our Strategic Petroleum Reserve to pay off debt,” Carlson said.

“So, by the time Joe Biden arrived, there was far less than that. There was about 568 million barrels of oil in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Now, no President in American history has ordered a drawdown this large.”

However, Carlson pointed out, the reserve is supposed to be for emergencies like Hurricane Katrina and the first Gulf War.

“But now, we’re releasing many times that figure from the reserve all to protect the Democratic Party from getting what it deserves in the midterm elections in November,” Carlson said.

“And as a result of that unbelievably reckless, in fact criminal decision, our strategic oil reserves are now at their lowest level in nearly 40 years, and they are dropping fast.”

Not that it’s necessarily going to be used here.

“It turns out the oil being released isn’t for us. It’s going to India and China,” Carlson said.

“According to Reuters, and we’re quoting, ‘More than 5 million barrels of oil that were part of a historic U.S. emergency reserve released to lower domestic fuel prices were exported to Europe and Asia last month.’

“The piece continues, ‘Cargo of SPR, crude (oil from our reserves) we’re also headed to the Netherlands into a Reliance refinery in India, an industry source said. A third cargo (buckle your seatbelt) headed to China.’ To China.”

This, Carlson said, should be an impeachable offense by the rubric of the Democrats.

“The last President was impeached for what? Having a phone call with some corrupt Ukrainian politician,” Carlson said. “But no, they can’t be bothered. They’re still yelping about ‘Jan. 6th was an insurrection.’ They’re trying to ban your hunting rifle.”

“So, as gas prices set records in this country, as American citizens who were born here and vote and pay taxes cannot afford to fuel their own cars, the Biden administration is selling off our emergency oil reserves to China,” Carlson said.

“That’s not an indictable offense? It’s certainly an impeachable one and they should impeach him for that.”