Here’s another scandal by the Biden administration that will be ignored by the media.
Saudi Arabia revealed in a press release that Biden asked them to postpone their oil cuts until after the midterms.
— New York Post (@nypost) October 13, 2022
Saudi Arabia has claimed the US requested it hold off on reducing oil production until after the midterm elections — and denied the cut meant it was taking Russia’s side in its war against Ukraine.
In a Wednesday night statement, the Saudi Foreign Ministry said the decision by the OPEC+ cartel to reduce production by 2 million barrels per day beginning next month was made in “a purely economic context.”
However, Riyadh did acknowledge that it had made clear to the White House “that all economic analyses indicated that postponing the OPEC+ decision for another month, according to what has been suggested, would have had negative economic consequences.”
The Wall Street Journal initially reported Tuesday that the Saudis shrugged off pleas by the Biden administration to push back the production reduction, which is set to send gas prices spiking ahead of the Nov. 8 elections.
The Saudi statement also rebuffed White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre’s Tuesday assertion that the Oct. 5 action by OPEC+ “align[ed] their energy policy with Russia’s war aims and against the American people.”
“Saudi Arabia affirms that any attempts to distort the facts about the Kingdom’s position regarding the crisis in Ukraine are unfortunate, and will not change the Kingdom’s principled position,” the ministry added.
“The Kingdom stresses that while it strives to preserve the strength of its relations with all friendly countries, it affirms its rejection of any dictates, actions, or efforts to distort its noble objectives to protect the global economy from oil market volatility,” it added.
Just imagine if Trump had requested this to keep Saudi’s oil cuts from hurting Republicans in the midterms. There would be outrage in all sectors of the media.
Democrats would be calling for Trump’s impeachment for trying to asking a foreign government to intervene in our elections. There would be hearings and calls for Trump’s ouster.
But none of that will happen to Biden because he’s their president. And if Republicans try to make a big deal about this, it will just be panned by Democrats and the garbage media as not important.