Tucker Carlson: Biden selling U.S. oil reserves to China an impeachable offense

The Biden administration has been selling U.S. emergency oil reserves to other countries — including our greatest adversary, China — while Americans struggle financially due to high gas prices.

President Joe Biden delivers remarks and participates in a Q&A at the Business Roundtable Quarterly Meeting in March. (White House/Flickr)

(American Greatness) — Fox News host Tucker Carlson said Wednesday night that Joe Biden should be impeached, and possibly indicted, due to his “crazy and dangerous” energy policies.

The Biden administration has been selling U.S. emergency oil reserves to other countries — including our greatest adversary, China — while Americans struggle financially due to high gas prices.

The regime sent more than 5 million barrels of oil from the U.S. emergency reserves to Europe and Asia last month, according to data and sources, Reuters reported, “even as U.S. gasoline and diesel prices hit record highs.”

Biden on March 31 authorized the release of 1 million barrels of oil per day from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) for the next six months, totaling 180 million barrels.

According to U.S. Customs data, 470,000 barrels of sour crude were shipped from the Big Hill SPR storage site in Texas to Trieste, Italy. “Trieste is home to a pipeline that sends oil to refineries in central Europe,” Reuters reported.

“Cargoes of SPR crude were also headed to the Netherlands and to a Reliance refinery in India, an industry source said. A third cargo headed to China, another source said. At least one cargo of crude from the West Hackberry SPR site in Louisiana was set to be exported in July, a shipping source added,” the report said.

The releases are draining the SPR, which last month fell to the lowest level since 1986, Reuters reported, yet gas prices have remained high.

“Crude and fuel prices would likely be higher if (the SPR releases) hadn’t happened, but at the same time, it isn’t really having the effect that was assumed,” oil analyst Matt Smith told Reuters.

The regime’s decision to export the nation’s precious oil reserves to other countries appears to have blunted any positive impacts of the SPR releases.

As gas prices continued to soar over the Fourth of July weekend, Biden ludicrously called on gas station owners to lower their prices.

On Fox News Wednesday evening, Tucker Carlson said the Biden regime’s decision to release the reserves is “so crazy, and so dangerous, that only someone who was trying to intentionally harm the United States would even consider it.”

Carlson pointed out that it shouldn’t have been necessary to drain our emergency oil reserves since the United States is rich in natural resources.

“We can produce the energy here, and in fact, were producing the energy here until Joe Biden took office,” Carlson noted, adding that — while irresponsible — the massive SPR releases should have reduced gas prices in the short term.

Amazingly, he noted, that didn’t happen.

“They haven’t dropped. They’ve kept going up,” he said.

“It turns out, the oil being released isn’t for us. It’s going to India and China! As gas prices hit record highs in the United States and many American citizens can’t afford to fuel their own cars, the Biden administration is selling off our emergency oil reserves to China,” Carlson exclaimed. “That’s not an indictable offense? Certainly it’s an impeachable one. And they should impeach him for that.”

Carlson argued that the move is the equivalent of selling the Redwood Forest, or the water rights to the Great Lakes.

“If you’re keeping track. They didn’t even need it,” he continued. “China and India already have access to very cheap oil from Russia. Why? Thanks to the Biden administration’s lunatic ban on Russian oil imports for moral reasons.”

He said:

“Russia has raked in 13 billion dollars in additional revenue from India and China compared to the same period last year. This is how we’re punishing our enemies? By selling off our own most valuable assets? And watching Russia, and India, and — my God — China get richer?
And on top of getting all that cheap Russian oil, China is getting petroleum from our emergency Petrol reserve.
The crude is the best we have and we’re giving it away to a government whose whole goal is to displace us on the world stage and crush us. The Chinese will be cruel masters when they run the world. They’re not like us, at all.”

Carlson pointed out that China is “a longtime business partner of the Biden family,” and Congress should be investigating that.

Former Director of National Intelligence and Congressman John Ratcliffe offered another explanation as to why the communist Chinese would have so much influence over the Biden administration.

“Joe Biden’s top economic advisor is Brian Dietz who was a BlackRock executive,” Ratcliffe told Fox News host Laura Ingraham. “Last week he named Tom Donilon his top foreign advisory on China, also a BlackRock executive.”

The former Texas congressman explained the significance of the connection.

“For folks that don’t know, BlackRock is a U.S. investment firm that has been more collaborative and cooperative and complicit with the Chinese Communist Party than any U.S. investment firm,” he said.

“To put it in simple terms: The Chinese Communist Party controls BlackRock and BlackRock makes policies in the Biden administration. The idea that these folks are going to be tough with China is really wishful thinking.”


Debra Heine

Debra Heine is a conservative Catholic mom of six and longtime political pundit. She has written for several conservative news websites over the years, including Breitbart and PJ Media.