Well, at least they are admitting it.
During a recent appearance on MSNBC U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg told viewers that the administration won’t consider the Keystone XL pipeline because it’s a “permanent solution” to the problem of high gas prices.
The left isn’t interested in solutions it seems.
Buttigieg made the comments while answering questions on MSNBC’s “The 11th Hour” on Wednesday.
“Could the president possibly consider authorizing the Keystone Pipeline, working something out with Iran?” Host Stephanie Ruhle asked.
Buttigieg’s response was quite telling.
“I mean, look, the president has said that all options are on the table, but we also need to make sure that we're not galloping after permanent solutions to immediate short term problems where more strategic and tactical actions in the short term can make a difference.”
Buttigeg’s proposed solution – releasing the strategic oil reserves.
The Biden administration tapped those reserves before in November, which led to a dramatic 2 cent decrease of the price-per-gallon for a couple of days. Now, they are planning on releasing 30 million barrels. Many experts note this will do little to limit skyrocketing fuel prices.
The Keystone XL pipeline was set to pump 830 thousand barrels a day from Canada to U.S. refineries, but why would anyone want a “permanent solution” to any of the many, many growing problems in the Biden administration?
.@pdoocy: Would President Biden ever undo his executive order that stops the construction of the keystone X.L. Pipeline?— MRCTV (@mrctv) March 7, 2022
Psaki: Are you suggesting that would solve the gas prices issue? pic.twitter.com/zXn9LdaZcF