Dem Rep. Torres Small blasts Biden as 'out of touch' on oil

Sunday, October 25, 2020
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Rep. Xochitl Torres Small (D-New Mexico)Rep. Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) slammed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden after President Donald Trump got him to admit that if elected president, he would kill the oil industry in the United States – which would ultimately wipe out millions of jobs.

“I disagree with VP Biden's statement tonight – energy is part of the backbone of New Mexico’s economy,” Torres Small tweeted Friday. “We need to work together to promote responsible energy production and stop climate change – not demonize a single industry.”

Allegiance to the people … not the Party

The New Mexico congresswoman (pictured) – who is in a close reelection race against her former opponent, veteran state legislator Yvette Herrell, after winning by a slim margin in 2018 for her state’s second congressional district – boldly crossed party lines and took a bold position in defense of New Mexico’s workers in the oil industry, who are crucial to the state’s economy.

“I will continue to stand up to my Party when they’re out of touch with the reality on the ground in #NM02,” Torres Small wrote in her second Twitter post on the matter.

The representative from New Mexico has been unapologetic about not fully jumping on board with the Democratic Party’s seemingly unconditional allegiance to environmental extremist’s green agenda.

“The lawmaker has said she opposes a full ban on oil and gas – instead advocating for energy production that minimizes its environmental impact,” The Washington Times reported.

In February, Torres Small took a stand against then-presidential frontrunning candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who vowed that if they were elected, no oil and gas leasing would be permitted on federal lands.

“I don’t support that policy,” she said when responding to their positions on her official website.

She clarified her reasoning for not adopting the radical agenda of her Party in favor of protecting her state’s economy.

“It’s important for me to be an advocate for the work that is happening in southeastern New Mexico in producing energy and making sure that New Mexico continues to be a net energy exporter and making sure that we’re doing it in a responsible way,” Torres Small stated at the time, according to the Times. “I know that if we were to shut down oil and gas drilling in New Mexico today, we’d have to shut down our schools tomorrow – statewide.”

Going green, leaving oil workers in the dust

Biden appeared to have been caught off guard in Thursday’s final presidential debate in Nashville, Tenn., when President Donald Trump called his rival out for vowing to end fracking – to environmentalists’ and the green movement’s delight – only to later renege that position in order to not abandon voters whose livelihoods depend on the industry.

Biden attempted to rationalize his inconsistency by saying he would only enforce such industry-killing policies on federal land, but this response did not appear adequate to justify his one-foot-in and one-foot-out stance … and Trump was not done exposing his rival’s disastrous economic plans for America.

“Would you close down the oil industry?” Trump baited Biden following their fracking exchange.

Biden took the bait, admitting his far-left agenda in his response, “I would transition from the oil industry, yes.”

After reeling Biden in, Trump pointed how his opponent just admitted his oil industry-killing intentions if elected president, saying, “Oh, that’s a big statement,” to which Biden agreed, “It is a big statement.”

Even the moderator from the left-leaning mainstream media, Kristen Welker, appeared taken back by the admission, questioning Biden’s position by demanding an explanation: “Why would you do that?”

Biden attempted to justify his green agenda propagated by the far left.

“Because the oil industry pollutes – it has to be replaced by renewable energy over time – and I’d stop giving federal subsidies to the oil industry,” Biden responded to Welker, digging himself into an even deeper hole. “[Trump] won’t give federal subsidies to solar and wind – why are we giving it to the oil industry?”

Trump corrected Biden on his false assertion before reminding the audience of Biden’s monumental – and potentially catastrophic – admission.

“We actually do give it to solar and wind, and that’s maybe the biggest statement – in terms of business – because basically what he’s saying is he’s going to destroy the oil industry,” Trump clarified. “Will you remember that, Texas? Will you remember that, Pennsylvania? Oklahoma? Ohio?”

Did Biden just lose New Mexico?

It was stressed that Trump’s wake-up call to states dependent on the oil industry should have included New Mexico, which it appears Torres Small was quite aware of when calling Biden out on Twitter after the debate.

“According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the state whose nickname is the ’Land of Enchantment’ is also among the top-10 energy-producing states in the U.S.,” Breitbart News pointed out. “It has 7% of U.S. oil reserves and is the third-largest oil-producing state, enjoying rapid growth in recent years.”

Biden’s oil-industry killing plans are in line with climate change alarmists on the left – who use scare tactics and warn of cataclysmic destruction worldwide if the government doesn’t force America to adopt alternative energy. These extreme environmental activists include socialists Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), who are actively working on persuading the former vice president to jump on board with the far-left hook, line and sinker … and adopt all facets of their multi-trillion-dollar Green New Deal that many economists argue would tank the U.S. economy.

“Biden’s energy plan calls for the U.S. to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050,” Fox News reported. “The former vice president said he would halt the issuing of new oil and gas permits on federal land, but would not revoke existing permits or end fracking conducted on private or state-owned land.”

Bowing to the green agenda, it is believed that Biden’s turning his back on those in the oil industry might very well have cost him the crucial votes he needs to have a chance of beating Trump on Nov. 3 – especially those coming out of New Mexico, which could slip out of the Democrats’ hands in 2020 after Biden’s latest blunder.

“Trump attempted to win New Mexico in 2016 – even visiting Albuquerque in the closing days of the campaign – but fell short,” Breitbart recounted. “Biden’s statement may have put the state – and the second district – in play.”


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