As Joe Biden continues to play the imperial president, signing executive orders by the scores and completely cutting off all Americans from their representation in a government that is supposed to be for, of, and by the people, more than half of the 50-member Republican caucus in the Senate are trying to get a meeting with him.
Their message? ‘C’mon man, slow down. Let’s talk about what’s happening and what you’re doing, especially to the energy sector.’
According to Just the News, 26 senators from states that heavily rely on “our nation’s resource development sectors” — mostly in the oil and gas industry — sent the president a letter expressing both surprise and anxiety over the dictatorial manner in which he’s acting.
“Your actions will have grave consequences for our constituents, and taking these actions on your very first week as President, with no input from those of us who represent these hard working Americans is counter to the desires of the American people who want practical, bipartisan solutions to our nation’s challenges, and who want policies that support working families,” the letter says.
The letter was initiated by Senator Dan Sullivan of Alaska; it was signed by Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Kentucky), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Tom Cotton (Arkansas), Ted Cruz (Texas) and James Inhofe of Oklahoma, along with 20 other Republican senators.
The letter comes after Biden killed the Keystone XL pipeline his first day in office, which was followed by executive actions banning new oil and gas leases on federal lands and federal water preserves.
“When built with union labor by the men and women of the United Association, pipelines like Keystone XL remain the safest and most efficient modes of energy transportation in the world,” the senators wrote. “Sadly, the Biden Administration has now put thousands of union workers out of work.”
The 19 million-acre ANWR in Alaska itself is estimated to contain roughly 11 billion barrels of oil; former President Trump had opened it for exploration.
“At your inauguration, you pledged to represent all Americans, including those who live in our states,” the letter to Biden continued. “The best path to reach true unity is to work together to find solutions for them and for our environment. We stand ready to work with you and your nominees to meet the challenges our country faces, including working for a cleaner future, and protecting our hard-working men and women.”
What are the chances of this letter — and these Republican senators — of having any success?
We think you know the answer to those questions.