Republican House Minority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) Scalise says that Americans should not fall for Joe Biden’s seeming support of Ukraine and that it was Biden himself who has enabled Vladimir Putin’s invasion of his neighbor.

On a recent broadcast of Fox Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria,” Scalise said that President Joe Biden “hasn’t stood up to Putin” and doesn’t really stand with the Ukrainian people because his misguided energy policies are actually funding Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Scalise stated succinctly, “President Biden is acting like he’s all supportive of Ukraine, that he’s standing up to Putin. He hasn’t stood up to Putin. He’s handed Putin the checkbook, the financing tools to fund this war. He — look, just a few weeks ago, President Biden put a ban, a freeze on all new oil and gas permits, all of them. This is after the federal courts pushed back on his cost of carbon limited federal lands ban that he put in place. He went even wider with it. We’ve got to call him out. I’ve called him out to reverse these policies immediately.” 

Scalise continued blasting the President, “You don’t support the people of Ukraine if you’re funding the guy, Putin, who is invading Ukraine if you’re funding his war, which you’re doing by importing oil because he shut off American energy. Open up American energy. They keep talking about carbon; what’s the carbon footprint of this war? What’s the carbon footprint of Russian oil? It’s higher than American oil. We actually have better standards. We should be making all of our energy and exporting to our friends and not taking in any from Russia.”