Sen. Braun criticizes Biden for “groveling” for oil abroad on Fox and Friends, “COVID funds” used for social activism

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Mike Braun joined Fox and Friends Tuesday morning, to criticize President Joe Biden for going overseas to seek help with rising U.S. gas costs instead of promoting American energy production, and funds from the American Rescue Plan Act which was called a “COVID relief” being spent on “woke” social justice projects and kicking off a wave of inflation.

“When you look at what we’re doing now, groveling over there, asking them to increase their supply—and by the way, most places are producing at full-tilt because of the high price—I mean it just doesn’t make sense,” said Braun. “It frustrated me because in running anything, including this biggest business of the federal government, you’ve got to be smart enough to mix what you need to do in the short run even if it’s counter to your long-term goals. We should never have shot ourselves in the foot by eliminating our energy ascendancy and now have to go over and beg folks like Saudi Arabia.”

U.S. Senator Mike Braun

Senator Braun believes that the handling of the COVID relief funds have been mishandled by the President, and believes it will only continue in the same direction.

“There is so much money sloshing around in that $2 trillion bill – only 10% of it went to COVID,” Braun said. “We’re going to see more and more of this over time. It’s part of the inflation bomb. Now we’re seeing how it’s blowing up around the country with stuff like this. It’s no good. We’ve asked them to tell us what is left unspent: What do you have rat-holed away? … We’re going to see it little by little because they know if they did it all at once, it would shock everybody big time. They’re not going to pull it off. We are going to watch and sadly there is going to be more of it.”

To view the conversation between Senator Mike Braun and Fox & Friends’ Brian Kilmeade, click here.