Scalise slams Biden on foreign policy, dangerous gaffes: ‘Nobody knows what he means’

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Reacting to a series of potentially dangerous Joe Biden gaffes on the world stage, U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) described the commander-in-chief’s foreign policy as “a major liability” and that American people have lost confidence in Biden’s ability to lead.

Europe is in “a weaker place right now” because of President Biden’s miscues, he added.

Scalise also recalled a prophetic statement from former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, who served in the G.W. Bush and Obama administrations, that Biden “has always been wrong on foreign policy.”

“It’s all been the wrong experience,” Scalise insisted about career politician Biden.

What’s different now is that Biden is unfortunately the final decisionmaker, rather than just a senator or vice president, Scalise noted in the interview embedded above.

Just in the last few days, White House staff had to walk back, or tried to, Biden’s comments in Warsaw, Poland, where he met with NATO leaders about the Ukraine war. There, the president appeared to call for regime change in Russia, implied that U.S. troops might be deployed in the conflict, and that chemical weapons usage by Russia would prompt a response “in kind.”

“The weakness he’s shown on the world stage his entire presidency has really given a signal to all of the bad guys around the world, whether it’s Putin — look at [China President] Xi, look at [how] they’re trying to negotiate with Iran right now to get a nuclear weapon and using Russia to help negotiate,” Scalise said. “People are looking at this, going, ‘America, basically, has stepped off for the world stage as a global leader,” the New Orleans-area congressman told Chris Salcedo on Newsmax TV.

Scalise criticized Biden for allegedly being slow in sending military aid to Ukraine.

Against the backdrop of Biden’s continuing bloopers, Rep. Scalise also noted that VP Kamala Harris isn’t the diplomatic solution either.

“They can’t send Kamala anywhere. They sent her to Poland. I don’t know if [Biden] came to mop up the mess and made even more mess, but then they continue to try to walk back statements that he made as the president of the United States. Your words have consequences.”

Scalise explained that the U.S. projected an image of strength as well as unpredictability under ex-President Donald J. Trump.

“Say what you mean, but stop saying what you won’t do either, because it is also a sign of weakness when you take things off the table. Let your enemy wonder what you’re gonna do. We sure saw that under President Trump…it’s really hurtful when [Biden] says these things like this. Nobody knows what he means. Our allies around the world don’t even know what he means.”

Without directly responding directly to Salcedo’s reference to invoking the 25th amendment, Scalise explained that “what’s unfortunate is that when you see where the American public is right now, they really of give it up any kind of confidence on Joe Biden’s ability to lead on the world stage,” citing both Ukraine and Afghanistan as examples as international failures of the incumbent regime.

Biden’s domestic policies have also been disastrous, given the impact inflation is having.

Despite the massive increase in gasoline prices, the Biden administration is stubbornly refusing to restore America’s energy independence that was in effect under Trump. Scalise noted that gas has soared 40 percent before Russia invaded Ukraine.

“Stop begging dictators, and open up American energy,” Scalise advised the Biden administration. “The answer is right beneath our feet. We can produce enough oil to make sure we take care of our needs and help our friends around the world, taking leverage away from Putin, and lowering gas prices at the pump.”

U.S. Rep. Scalise also claimed that the GOP is going to roll out legislation to address energy independence. A lot depends on whether Republicans take control of both chambers of Congress in November and whether they will actually leverage their majority for America First policies in any meaningful way.

Scalise also implied that the Hunter Biden laptop scandal might explain why the Biden administration is soft on CCP-controlled China.

Chris Salcedo punctuated the interview by recalling that “President Trump was impeached [for] what Joe Biden did on camera.”


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