Dems Block Effort To Stop Sale Of Strategic Resources To Top Foreign Adversary

The House of Representatives voted on a motion Wednesday which would have blocked the sale and/or transfer of oil from America’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve to the Chinese Communist Party. Democrats, however, worked to defeat the measure in a near party-line vote.

The final tally saw 219 Democrats vote against the resolution, and 206 Republicans vote in favor. Part of the measure read:

“None of the funds made available by this Act may be used to draw down and sell petroleum products from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to any entity that does not certify to the Secretary of Energy that — (1) it is not under the ownership, control, or influence of the Chinese Communist Party; and (2) such petroleum products will not be exported to the People’s Republic of China.”

The motion’s defeat comes as President Joe Biden ordered the release of the largest single authorization of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in U.S. history, at over 180 million barrels — All to be doled out over the next six months.

More than five million barrels of oil released, however, were exported to Asia and Europe with one million barrels reportedly going to Beijing enterprises, according to Reuters.

As Americans feel pain at the gas pump, with the current average price hitting $4.40, Democrats are unwilling to stop the bleeding and block any oil meant for U.S. emergencies from going to a dangerous geopolitical adversary.


Meanwhile, Biden has called for gas companies to lower consumer prices, despite the various supply issues which are keeping gasoline at record highs.

“My message to the companies running gas stations and setting prices at the pump is simple: this is a time of war and global peril. Bring down the price you are charging at the pump to reflect the cost you’re paying for the product. And do it now,” the Commander-in-Chief tweeted earlier this month.

His message was met with criticism, most notably from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos who tweeted, “Ouch. Inflation is far too important a problem for the White House to keep making statements like this. It’s either straight ahead misdirection or a deep misunderstanding of basic market dynamics.”

With the president continuing to shift blame for rising gas prices and selling emergency oil to our adversaries — while simultaneously pushing a climate change emergency — one would think these moves are not coincidental but are actually being done on purpose.

November can’t come fast enough.

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