Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has joined the chorus of prominent GOP names calling for President Biden to unleash America’s full energy production potential. According to the Daily Wire, on Sunday night, DeSantis slammed Biden after it was reported that his administration was drafting an executive order to use the Defense Production Act to “bolster the manufacturing capacity of electric vehicle producers in particular.”
“After begging for oil from dictators, Biden is now using emergency war powers to produce batteries for the 1% that drive electric cars. Most Americans suffering due to high gas prices don’t have the luxury of spending $50k+ on an electric car. “Unleash American energy today!” DeSantis said on Twitter.
“June Rhee, the director of Master of Management Studies in Systemic Risk at Yale University and senior editor for the Yale Program on Financial Stability (YPFS) and Aidan Lawson, a former YPFS research associate, noted of the Defense Production Act, ‘The DPA gives the president the authority to compel the private sector to work with the government to provide essential material goods needed for the national defense.’ Military Times added, ‘The Defense Production Act of 1950 was signed by President Harry S. Truman amid concerns about supplies and equipment during that war,’” The Daily Wire reports.