Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) slammed the Biden Administration for making energy independence more important than record-high inflation, according to a recent report by Breitbart News.
The senator made her comments on FNC’s “Fox Report” when she took on the Biden Administration for the lack of prioritization of the American people’s largest concerns.
The lawmaker went on to say that she believed the lack of concern was intentional and pointed at making Americans more dependent on the government, as a way of taking away power from voters.
Blackburn argued that the White House liked having “$5 a gallon gas.”
“[P]eople are quite concerned about what is going on with the economy, the price at the pump, the price at the grocery store,” Blackburn outlined.
“[T]hey expect this to continue,” she added. “Look, they don’t want us to be producing energy. They want us to be dependent on other countries. They like $5 a gallon gas, and they’ve got it.
“So, they want to hold us here. They like higher inflation. They like higher interest rates. Having hardworking people having more money in their paycheck to take home — that’s not their idea of a good economy.
“They want higher taxes. The point is, they want to control your life, daylight to dark, 24/7. They want higher tax rates; the government in control. This is not where the American people are interested in going.
“And when you look at the fact that they will not give drill permits, they will not look at domestic production, being energy dominant, that tells you they are not going to deal with higher inflation.”