PSAki says calls to increase US oil production are a ‘misdiagnosis’

White House Press Secretary Jen PsakiJen PsakiUS and NATO Seek to Bolster Defenses as Russian-Ukrainian Conflict Rags Sunday shows preview: Russia invades Ukraine; Biden nominates Jackson to the Supreme Court in Europe to welcome a wave of Ukrainian refugees MORE said on Sunday that calls for the United States to increase its own fossil fuel production in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which further raised oil prices, were a “misdiagnosis”.

Since Russia launched a full-scale military invasion of Ukraine last week, the United States has issued a wave of sanctions against Russian banks and even the Russian president. Vladimir PoutineVladimir Vladimirovich PutinCyber ​​officials urge federal agencies to protect against possible Russian attacks Rick Scott: Putin, a ‘murderous thug’, ‘will keep trying to gobble up more and more territory” MORE himself.

But the United States has so far refrained from directly sanctioning Russian energy exports. The reason is Europe, which depends on Russian oil and has opposed anything that might turn off the tap.

Republican lawmakers have called on the Biden administration to boost domestic energy production to reduce dependence on Russian energy.

Appearing on ABC’s “This Week,” Psaki said energy sanctions are still on the table.

“The way the president, President BidenJoe BidenTrump tears Biden apart as he heads into 2024 campaign.approached sanctions if we are to take all necessary steps to maximize the impact and consequences on President Putin, while minimizing the impact on the American people and the global community,” Psaki said.

Gas prices are widely expected to hit $4 a gallon by mid-March.

Host “This Week” George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosAlec Baldwin, the team of “Rust” sued by the family of the deceased filmmaker Sunday broadcasts: no breakthrough in the tensions between Russia and Ukraine highlighted the senator’s recommendations. Tom CottonTom Bryant Cotton Sunday previews: Russia invades Ukraine; Biden nominates Jackson to Supreme Court The Hill’s 12:30 Report – Presented by Facebook – Biden announces Supreme Court pick amid ongoing Ukraine crisis Sunday preview show: Russia-Ukraine crisis dominates as White House is “convinced” of an invasion MORE for the United States to lift restrictions on oil drilling on federal lands and for the Keystone pipeline to be reopened. PSAKI said Cotton’s recommendations would not solve any of America’s problems.

“The Keystone pipeline wasn’t processing oil through the system. That doesn’t solve any problem. It’s a misdiagnosis or maybe a misdiagnosis of what needs to happen,” Psaki said. “I would also note that on the oil leases, what this really justifies in the eyes of President Biden is the fact that we have to reduce our dependence on foreign oil, oil in general … and we have to look for other ways to have energy in our country and in others.”

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