White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Thursday sparred with a Fox News reporter over Biden’s decision to continue to buy oil from Russia while putting restrictions on domestic energy production.
“As long as we’re buying Russian oil, though, aren’t we financing the war?” Fox News White House Correspondent Jacqui Heinrich asked Psaki.
“Well, Jacqui, again, it’s only about 10% of what we’re importing. I’ve not made any announcement about any decision on that front,” Psaki said.
If Psaki can brush off the fact that Russia is only 10% of what the US is importing, then why does Biden argue banning Russian oil would harm US consumers?
.@JacquiHeinrich: "As long as we're buy Russian oil, though, aren't we financing the war?"
Psaki: Well, Jacqui, again, it's only about 10% of what we're importing. I've not made any announcement about any decision on that front." (5/5) pic.twitter.com/lxdRHAm1ZX
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) March 3, 2022
Watch the full exchange between Fox News reporter Jacqui Heinrich and Jen Psaki where Psaki spends two minutes rejecting all suggestions to expand US energy production.