President Biden claimed during a CNN presidential town hall that he would consider having the national guard aid in solving the country’s supply chain crisis – then, the White House strangely pushed back on Biden’s claim.
Anderson Cooper asked Biden during the town hall if he would consider having the people serving in the National Guard drive trucks to make up for the lack of truckers.
Biden claimed he would and also suggested he had a timetable to solve the potentially catastrophic supply chain troubles.
“I had a timetable for, first of all, I want to get the ports up and running,” Biden said, claiming he had commitments from Walmart and other companies.
When Cooper asked for further clarification on whether Biden would want the National Guard to drive trucks, the president said, “The answer is yes, if we can’t move to increase the number of truckers, which we’re in the process of doing.”
After Biden’s comments, however, a White House official said to CNN, “Requesting the use of the National Guard at the state level is under the purview of governors, and we are not actively pursuing the use of the National Guard on a federal level.”
Biden has faced increasing pressure to fix the U.S. supply chain crisis ahead of the holiday season which could fully expose just how dire the situation has become.
Top GOP House leaders and 160 lawmakers called on Biden on Wednesday to fix it urgently.
In a letter to the president first obtained by Fox News, the Republicans asked that Biden reverse his policies relating to the coronavirus they believe have disrupted U.S. infrastructure abilities and supply chains.
“We request that you stop the litany of harmful regulatory actions that are driving up energy costs and to stop attacking the American businesses with vaccine mandates, taxation and government handouts that are disincentivizing work,” Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Republican Rep. Sam Graves, who led the letter to Biden, said.
As the number of crises stack up under President Biden – its becoming increasingly clear that he has no solutions for any of them.
When forced to discuss another problem he has helped to create for Americans, Biden openly admitted on during the Thursday townhall that he had no solution.
Biden said that there is not much he can do to lower soaring gas prices, which have reportedly reached as high as $7.59 in at least one town in California.
“My guess is you’ll start to see gas prices come down as we get by — going into the winter — I mean, excuse me, into next year, in 2022,” Biden continued. “I don’t see anything that’s going to happen in the meantime that’s going to significantly reduce gas prices.”
“I must tell you, I don’t have a near-term answer,” Biden later added.
“There’s two things I could do: I could go in the petroleum reserve and take out and probably reluce [sic] — reduce the price of gas maybe 18 cents or so a gallon. It’s still going to be above three bucks. And one of the things that I refuse to have happen, because I didn’t want anybody — I made a commitment: If you pass the stuff I’m talking about, not — not one single penny in tax would go against anybody making less than 400 grand.”
Author: Blake Harden