Democratic majority leader says Republicans shouldn’t criticize Biden when ‘we’re at war’

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House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., on Friday slammed Republicans for criticizing President Biden while “we’re at war.”

Hoyer, the second-highest ranked House Democrat, made the inflammatory statement during a House debate, pushing back against Republicans pointing out that Biden had “restricted” energy production nationally.

“The Biden administration approved more drilling permits in 2021 than the Trump administration approved in the first three years of its tenure,” Hoyer said. “I don’t know how the [Republican leader] rationalizes his comments about Biden restricting oil production.”

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U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) wait during votes during the first session of the 117th Congress in the House chamber at the United States Capitol in Washington, DC, U.S., January 3, 2021. Tasos Katopodis/Pool via REUTERS

“It’s unfortunate that in wartime we spend all of our time blaming our own president,” Hoyer continued. “It’s unfortunate that when the Europeans put themselves above the objections of many administrations in a place where they had a dependency on Russia, Russia has no influence on us.”

“I would like us to go away and really focus on the enemy,” added the Democratic leader. “I know there’s a lot of politics here, but we’re at war. We have to produce power.”

The words come after the $40 billion Ukraine aid bill was delayed in the Senate after passing the House.

The United States is not currently at war with Russia, as it would require a formal act of Congress to declare war,

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Currently, the United States is unlikely to go to war with Russia.

Biden on Thursday canceled a massive sale of oil and gas leases as gas prices hit a new high across the country.

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