Senator Calls For Increased Oil Drilling

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) endorsed increased oil and natural gas drilling to alleviate the current high prices at the pump. Johnson’s endorsement came as the United States is seeing issues with the deployment of electric vehicles.

Johnson told Fox News that it would make more sense for the United States to “use our own God-given natural resources” rather than draw down the National Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

“There have been studies that show an average American family is spending more than $1,000 per month just to maintain their standard of living because of Biden’s inflation. I’ve seen surveys, anywhere from a third to two-thirds of Americans can’t afford a $400 emergency,” said Johnson.

“They don’t have that much savings. How can they possibly afford $1,000 a month? They can’t,” he added.

The Wisconsin Republican added that increased pumping could assist prices at the pump, adding that voters should “connect the dots” and vote for former President Donald Trump.

The nation is currently paying an average of more than $3.50 per gallon.

Biden has made it a priority to introduce more electric vehicles into the American car market. However, there is deep skepticism among Republicans over whether or not the plan to make at least half of new car sales electric by 2030 is feasible.

Over the weekend, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg was asked about why the investment of billions of dollars resulted in only a series of charging stations.

The secretary did not have a complete answer to the question.

A number of car manufacturers have pulled back on their plans to transition from internal combustion engines to electric vehicles. In fact, Toyota recently announced a major breakthrough in their engine design that could allow gasoline-powered cars to remain dominant for years to come.

Despite the market forces, the Biden administration has been adamant that the change must proceed. A number of states, such as New York and California, have also began mandating the sale of electric vehicles in the future.