IN CASE YOU MISSED IT… Sen. Rick Scott in Fox News: American Energy is on the Ballot and It's Time to Send Biden, Democrats a Clear Message

November 2, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In case you missed it, Senator Rick Scott wrote an op-ed for Fox News on how President Joe Biden and far-left Democrats have staged an all-out war on U.S. energy, while fearmongering the American people over a false narrative that the U.S. is doomed without an immediate transition to “clean and renewable” energy. In his op-ed, Senator Scott makes clear: They are wrong and, if left unchallenged, their war on U.S. energy will wreak havoc on our nation and countless American families.


In the op-ed, Senator Rick Scott writes, “From his first day in office, President Joe Biden has waged an all-out war on U.S. energy. Now his administration fakes shock and awe in the face of the catastrophic results of its actions. Gas prices have soared to record highs. 


America is facing looming shortages of diesel and home heating oil. Banks are lending money to folks to buy heating oil. For America’s poorest families, like my family growing up, the higher cost of living caused by Biden’s war on energy is devastating and begs the question: why do so many of the policies pushed by the Left hurt America’s poor families the most?


For people who are barely making ends meet, rising energy prices aren’t just an inconvenience, they’re a permanent barrier to rising out of poverty and achieving the American Dream. Even for those not living in poverty, rising energy costs can pull them away from financial security.


Everything is more expensive and Biden’s war on energy is making his already raging inflation problem so much worse. It’s a vicious cycle that Joe Biden is 100% responsible for.


When governments demonize and eliminate affordable and reliable energy, and fossil fuels check both boxes, the result is the elimination of the middle class and a society in which energy becomes a luxury, not a utility. 


This should sound familiar. It’s the result of every socialist society that’s ever existed on Earth.


Patients in hospitals die from illness and disease that could be easily treated with machines like ventilators, ultrasound equipment or dialysis units because these devices cannot be continuously powered with affordable, reliable energy.


It’s an unthinkable reality for nearly every American alive today, but it’s not an impossible future if America blindly adopts the failed, radical Green New Deal agenda being pushed by liberals in Washington. 


I’m sure by now that the anti-capitalist reading this on an iPhone while sitting in their Tesla is clutching their $8 coffee in anger and disbelief. 


It’s important for that person to remember that their electric car is powered by energy likely produced from coal or natural gas. And let’s not forget that the mining required to make that car’s batteries is far more damaging to the planet than the emissions being produced by the construction worker’s truck driving in the next lane. Some inconvenient truths, I guess.


Unfortunately, Joe Biden has shown that he is both woefully incapable and dangerously incompetent to move our country in the right direction. 


We can’t afford to give him and the Democrats more time to advance their radical agenda. Republicans will unleash safe, reliable and affordable American energy by reversing course from Democrats’ failed policies – and we will do it on day one. 


American lives depend on it.”


Read the full op-ed in Fox News HERE.