Florida Governor Ron DeSantis says the best possible course of action when deciding how to govern, is just do the opposite of what President Joe Biden does; “we’d be in a better spot,” DeSantis says.
During a recent event in Miami-Dade, DeSantis torched Biden on his failed energy policies.
“I mean, I really think it’s, he’s got a lot of chutzpah to attack energy producers when he campaigned saying he was going to shut down energy production in the United States,” DeSantis said. “He said, we’re not going to let them drill, we’re not going to give leases, we’re not going to do any of that. And so then he comes in, he puts really negative policies to try to kneecap American energy production. And of course, that’s been a huge driver as to why we now have gas higher than we have ever seen it before, in my lifetime in this country.”
“And so he has facilitated this. And I think that’s had a huge impact on overall inflation, because everything that’s produced relies on energy. And when those energy costs go up, it has an effect across the board. Obviously, when you’re printing trillions of dollars, the money supply, that has caused it to go up as well,” he continued. “So, I think there have been a series of policy misjudgments. What I would do is I would say if — and he will not do this, but he should admit he was wrong. And he said, you know what, we need to be energy independent. We need to lead the world in production. We need to get rid of all the roadblocks. We need to make sure people can get permits, want to make sure we can do LNG exports.”
“He’s always trying to create a scapegoat. I guess his position is that it wasn’t until he became president that oil companies are trying to make profits. Like, they’re gouging now, they weren’t doing that for the last 25 years, all of a sudden, just now they’re doing that,” DeSantis said. “It’s insulting to the average citizen to listen to some of this drivel coming out of the White House and because they know people are upset about it. They know they’re responsible for it. So they’re just looking for a boogeyman to try to pin this on.”
Watch DeSantis’ remarks below: