Biden Sends 5 Million Barrels of Oil Overseas; FL Politicians React

Some had choice words for the president.

Jackson Bakich
Jackson Bakich
July 7, 2022

According to AAA, Gas prices have dipped around 15 cents across the country in the past month but are still about $1.59 higher than a year ago. Conservatives around the country have been a constant reminder to the Biden administration about this issue. Moreover, Reuters shared a report stating that the Biden administration sent a large amount of American oil – 5 million barrels to be exact – overseas to Asia and Europe. In turn, Republicans around the state of Florida have reacted to the news with disdain.

“While American families are struggling to afford $5 per gallon gas, @JoeBiden sent over 5 MILLION barrels of oil overseas from our strategic reserves. Biden’s failed energy policy continues to put America last," stated Sen. Scott.

Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) shared a similar message, questioning where the 5 million barrels of oil went.

“Where did 5 million barrels of oil from our strategic oil reserve go? Hint: it didn’t go to Americans to ease our pain at the pump. Biden sent it to Europe and Asia. Last time I checked, Biden was President of the U.S., not India or Italy. But he continues to put #AmericaLast," stated Rep. Mast.


Sen. Scott continued, adding, "Just a few ways to describe @JoeBiden’s presidency. Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad.”



President Joe Biden (D) has used the Russo-Ukrainian War as reason for the ongoing inflation that has plagued Americans, blaming  the “Putin Price-Hike” for the increases on payments at the pump and for inflation. And according to recent polling by RealClearPolitics, President Biden’s average approval rating sits at 38.4%, and his disapproval rating is at 56.8%.

The nation as a whole doesn’t seem to approve of Joe Biden’s recent performance either.

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Jackson Bakich

Jackson Bakich

Born in Orlando but raised in Lake County, Florida, Jackson Bakich is currently a senior at Florida State University. Growing up in the sunshine state, Bakich co-hosted the political talk radio show "Lake County Roundtable" (WLBE) and was a frequent guest for "Lake County Sports Show" (WQBQ). Currently, he is the Sports Editor of the FSView and the co-host of "Tomahawk Talk" (WVFS), a sports talk radio program covering Florida State athletics in Tallahassee.

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