Marjorie Taylor Greene Suffers Embarrassing Defeat In Her First Legislative Move Against Biden
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) on Thursday was dealt a massive defeat after proposing an amendment that would have prevented President Joe Biden from selling oil in the future to combat high gas prices.
Biden has released a record amount of oil from America’s petroleum reserves over the past year in order to increase supply and lower the price of gasoline that skyrocketed at the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Despite the fact that the Biden administration has begun buying it back in recent months to restock the reserves, some Republican lawmakers, including Greene, have criticized Biden for “selling so much oil” to ease the pain at the pump.
In justifying the amendment, Greene argued that “we need to chart a path back to energy independence and ensure President Biden is not able to sell our critical oil supplies to China and other enemy nations,” this is why she wants to “prevent Biden from claiming an emergency to further reduce our strategic oil supplies.”
But her amendment was quickly shut down after the vast majority of lawmakers, including the vast majority of her Republican colleagues, voted against it. The amendment ended with just 14 votes in favor and a whopping 418 votes opposed.
Watch the video of the vote below.
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