Biden Baffled As Media Questions Petroleum Reserve Drawdown
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- President Biden appeared confused Wednesday at multiple reporters suggesting that his tapping into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) was politically motivated with the midterms three weeks away.
- Biden announced the release of 15 million more barrels of oil from the emergency reserve, saying it would lower gas prices and bolster domestic oil production.
- As he concluded his remarks at the White House, a reporter shouted out at him, leading him to sarcastically ask her to “speak louder.”
- “What is your response to Republicans who say you are only doing this SPR release to help Democrats in the midterms?” the reporter asked.
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