Hern says “energy independence” was absent from President’s speech

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Whether he was expecting anything more than he heard Tuesday night in the President’s State of the Union Address, Oklahoma U.S. Rep. Kevin Hern was disappointed.

He said afterward there was only one thing Oklahomans needed to hear from the President and that was an immediate commitment to energy independence.

“We didn’t hear that. President Biden could have announced the relaunch of the Keystone Pipeline and the reversal of job-killing energy policies he put in place on Day 1, but that didn’t happen. In fact, Biden barely mentioned his job-killing energy plan at all,” continued Hern.

“He doubled down on all the bad policy choices he’s made in the last 13 months, and committed to spend even more federal tax dollars, increasing our deficits and causing further inflationary pressure on American families.”

The Republican congressman from Tulsa said it wasn’t what Oklahomans were expecting from the president.

“Americans are crying out for help and their Democrat-led government is ignoring them. Given Biden’s abysmal approval rating and a never-ending line of disasters, I had low expectations for tonight. Biden managed to underperform even that. Oklahomans deserve better. The American people deserve better.”