Former Vice President Pence took part in a forum Wednesday at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, where he gave his thoughts on inflation and energy shortages.
“In order to set the United States back on a path of energy independence, we need progressives in Congress to put hardworking American families before their radical energy agenda,” Pence said in his speech. “It’s time to demonstrate American leadership and unlock American opportunity by supporting American energy production that will lower prices at the pump and provide much needed financial relief to the nation.”
For his part, AAF Co-Chair Marc Short added, “President Biden’s and the radical left’s all-out assault on energy hasn’t just led to higher energy prices at the pump, it’s forced America to beg socialist dictators in Venezuela in order to meet our domestic energy needs.”
Short estimates that energy prices are “the number one driver of inflation” and believes the only way to alleviate Americans’ financial needs is to “end progressives’ war on energy.”
The latest announcement emerges in the midst of rampant inflation and as gasoline prices reach a new record high.
This article was published on ElAmerican.com