Job Creators Network president says Biden energy policies are funding Russia's war in Ukraine

"We basically have funded this war in Ukraine. We’ve given the war chest to Putin by doing so," said Alfredo Ortiz.

Published: February 28, 2022 1:12pm

Updated: February 28, 2022 1:49pm

The Democratic Party's ongoing focus on green energy and environmentalism has led to major cuts in America's domestic oil supply and impacted pricing in a way that enriches war-waging Russia, a conservative business group argued Monday.

"Between our push here in the U.S. to basically walk away from our energy independence, and Europe's push in the same way, we basically have funded this war in Ukraine," said Alfredo Ortiz, the president of the Job Creators Network, according to the Washington Times. "We've given the war chest to Putin by doing so said Monday morning." 

President Biden famously signed an executive order on his first day in office canceling the Keystone XL Pipeline – a crude oil pipeline from Canada to U.S. Gulf Coast refineries – in part to appease the climate change enthusiast faction of his Democratic Party. 

"I think one of the lessons of what’s happened, both with respect to rising energy costs and the invasion of Ukraine, is that the climate-change issue has become just a heavy albatross around the neck of the Democratic Party," economist Stephen Moore said on the call about the issue.

"This is becoming a huge loser issue for the Democrats. Every single poll shows that this is not one of the top-10 issues that Americans care about. It's raising prices at the gas pump, and it's almost become just a big turn-off to the American people, especially independents and Republicans. You’ve got all of these problems, and they’re still talking about climate change."

Since Biden assumed office, U.S. oil production has decreased significantly, making it once again the case that America must rely on foreign suppliers for energy. And in most cases, Moore pointed out, the foreign suppliers who the U.S. is enriching are dictatorial leader.

"That's $75 billion a year that's just going down the drain for an energy policy that is simply putting more money into the pockets of people like Putin and the Saudis at Americans' expense," he said. "That has to stop." 

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