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The Biden administration’s disastrous energy policies are already hitting Americans hard and the news that the nation’s 46th president and his cadre of ideologues are mulling the shutdown of another key pipeline is a bone-chilling prospect as temperatures drop.

Reports of the possibility that the administration could put the kibosh on the Line 5 pipeline which transports around 540,000 barrels of oil and gas through Michigan and Wisconsin raised the alarm that already skyrocketing energy prices could be about to go even higher at a time when family budgets are being strained due to inflation while the White House remains indifferent to their suffering.

On Monday, Fox News reporter Peter Doocy sparred with White House deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre over whether shutting down the pipeline was being considered, and Jen Psaki’s fill-in was no match for the journalist who continues to ask the tough questions that his colleagues in the pressroom seem reluctant to.

After being called on, Doocy asked, “The Energy Secretary says, about the cost of Americans heating their homes in the winter, It will be more expensive this year than last year, so why is the administration now considering shutting down the Line 5 pipeline from Canada to Michigan?”

Jean-Pierre responded, “So, Peter, that is inaccurate. That is not com… that is not right. So, any reporting indicating that some decision has been made, again, is not accurate.”

“But what I will say is… I’ll lay this out for you for a little bit here: Where we are at… where we are is… with this is that Canada has decided to invoke, dispute resolution provisions of the 1977 Transit Pipelines treaty,” she added. “We expect that both the U.S. and Canada will engage constructively in those negotiations. In addition to being one of the closest allies, Canada remains a key U.S. partner in energy trade, as well as efforts to address climate change and protect the environment.”

“I will also add this, too: is that the current… the current Line 5 pipeline is subject to litigation between Enbridge and the state of Michigan,” she continued.

“So, again, I would… it is inaccurate what you just stated, but,” she said as she insisted that the reporting was wrong.

“What’s inaccurate?” Doocy asked.

Jean-Pierre again denied that the reports were wrong, “The reporting. The reporting about us wanting to shut down the Line 5.”

The persistent reporter then threw her a curveball.

“I didn’t say wanting, I said, is it being studied right now? Is the administration studying the impact of shutting down the line 5?”

Psaki’s backup then fessed up, “Yes, we are. We are. That…”

Doocy went for the jugular, “So then what’s inaccurate?”

Jean-Pierre replied, “Well, I thought you were saying that we were going to shut it down.”

“No,” replied Doocy.

“But that is … that is not inaccurate,” stammered Jean-Pierre.

Doocy shot back, “Just asking.”

Jean-Pierre again admitted the possibility of the pipeline shutdown, saying, “Okay. Great. Great, great, great. But the Army Corps of Engineers is preparing an environmental impact to look through this.”

The economic plight of the little people just doesn’t seem to matter to the climate change zealots in the Biden administration. When asked last week about rising gas prices and any plans by the administration to increase oil production domestically, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm threw back her head and laughed hysterically.

Granholm also confirmed that Americans are going to be gouged and that they had better get used to it.

“Yeah, this is going to happen,” she told CNN’s Dana Bash on Sunday. “It will be more expensive this year than last year.”

Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas took to Twitter to break down Biden’s war on the domestic energy industry and the jobs that are being destroyed.

Despite all of the malarkey about Biden being a moderate who would not be a Trojan horse for Sen. Bernie Sanders, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and other progressive lunatics, it is now obvious that his administration is driven by an extremist ideology that won’t be satisfied until the traditional domestic energy industry has been completely destroyed and replaced with their Green New Deal utopia.

Chris Donaldson

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