According to a new report from the Washington Post, President Joe Biden will head to Saudi Arabia to beg for more oil.
The outlet reports:
President Biden is planning to visit Saudi Arabia later this month, a remarkable departure from his vow as a presidential candidate to treat the country as a “pariah” state, according to three administration officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to share details of a trip not yet announced.
Note how the far-left Post, of all outlets, is calling Biden out on his hypocrisy here.
Obviously, they are not happy with Biden’s decision.
For those unfamiliar with what the Post is talking about, Biden, as a presidential candidate, promised, as president, to treat Saudi Arabia as a “pariah state” following the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi.
Khashoggi was a Washington Post columnist who spoke out against the Saudi government. Following his death, it was concluded that his killing was ordered by Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia.
“We were going to in fact make them pay the price, and make them in fact the pariah that they are,” Biden said.
All that, though, is apparently out the window now that Biden and the Democrats find themselves in a massive, self-dug hole heading into the midterm elections.
What’s going on?
Hot Air’s Ed Morrissey explains the situation nicely, writing, “Biden needs cheaper oil badly, and so does his political party, whose policies have transformed Saudi Arabia from a pariah state to a patronage state.”
So now Biden’s paying the price rather than the Saudis. Why? Because Biden imposed policies that stripped the US of its strategic advantage in oil markets. His policies directly forced the US to court not just Saudi Arabia but truly vile regimes in Venezuela and Iran to produce the oil we need there while Biden refuses to ease restrictions that would allow Americans to produce and refine it here — where Americans would reap the full benefits of it.
That’s the situation in a nutshell: Biden has to go beg the country that he has promised to condemn for oil because his policies have driven the price of oil and gas through the roof. Not only that, but his beliefs apparently are such that he’d rather get oil from the likes of Venezuela and Iran than have it produced here in America.
The whole situation is absurd. And, it’s downright embarrassing for our country.