Hannity rips Biden's gutless response to Colonial Pipeline hack

Saturday, May 15, 2021
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Michael F. Haverluck (OneNewsNow.com)

Biden speaking in Delaware fieldFox News’ Sean Hannity questioned President Joe Biden’s weak response to the party responsible for the cyber hack of the Colonial Pipeline.

“Joe, where was the federal government on this?” the Fox host asked Thursday on his Hannity show. “Why was Colonial left to fend for itself against international Russian criminals?

Giving in to the enemy’s demands?

Hannity went on to question whether Biden gave into the cyber hackers, which would only perpetuate the problem.

“Or did your administration actually approve of the ransom payment to Russian criminals?” the conservative personality pressed. “Because, you know, ransom payments – in case you didn't know – that incentivizes future attacks. Why not do it again?”

He pressed on to see if the commander-in-chief has any backbone to stand up against America’s enemies.

“It clearly worked the first time, and by the way, what are you going to do about Russia, Joe?” Hannity persisted. “What are you going to do about your friend Vladimir Putin? Have you called Vladimir?” 

The vocal critic then brought up Biden’s scandal-plagued son, Hunter Biden, whose allegedly money-making schemes using his father’s name overseas in the Ukraine and China have been under scrutiny by conservatives for some time.

“Did you even ask zero-experience Hunter to call his Russian oligarch friends that paid his company millions of dollars for no experience, or maybe you're just too tired, Joe?” Hannity questioned the president. “Here's your nightly reminder, Joe – you're the president of the United States. We're going to have to respond here, Joe. What are you going to do?”

Biden was then accused of not having a backbone and of acquiescing to America’s attackers.

“When America's enemies are walking all over us, and when they can see a weak, frail and cognitively struggling, president, and when they know his fledgling administration is ready and willing to appease wherever whenever possible, they will and they are already taking full advantage,” Hannity continued.

Weak response

Part of Hannity’s disappointment over America’s response came from Biden’s standoffish approach to the attack on Monday, when he addressed the economy in a White House speech.

"The agencies across the government have acted quickly to mitigate any impact on our fuel supply," Biden announced, according to BBC. "We're prepared to take additional steps depending on how quickly the company is able to bring its pipeline back up to capacity."

His failure to assure that there would be severe consequences for their cyberattack was seen in his speech that lacked resolve.

"I'm gonna be meeting with President Putin, and so far there is no evidence – based on our intelligence people – that Russia is involved," Biden added. "Although, there's evidence that the actors' ransomware is in Russia – they have some responsibility to deal with this."

The toll on the economy and infrastructure was quite clear, with BBC noting that the Colonial Pipeline supplies nearly half (45%) of the East Coast’s gas and jet fuel (2.5 million barrels per day).

Biden’s weakness unveiled

After Biden’s Monday speech, Hannity was candid about how ashamed he was after the president demonstrated his unwillingness to take on the hackers.

“Joe Biden is projecting weakness on the world stage – frankly it's an embarrassment,” Hannity expressed on his show Tuesday. “And America's enemies, they are taking note tonight – from cyberattacks to proxy wars.”

He asserted that the biggest threats to America are now fully aware that the United States has a commander-in-chief who backs down to threats – instead of meeting them head-on and eradicating them, as was demonstrated by former President Donald Trump’s aggressive response to the Islamic terrorist group, ISIS.

“You have an alliance that has emerged with Iran, Russia and China – all ramping up their malignant activity,” Hannity pointed out. “On Friday, the largest oil pipeline network in the U.S. was shut down because of the cyberattack reportedly linked to Hillary's favorite country of Russia.”

The Fox News personality ended by casting a vote of no confidence in Biden to make the hackers pay … and resolve the issue once-for-all.

“Make no mistake, this was a major attack,” Hannity concluded, noting how gas prices skyrocketed with many gas stations running out of fuel – a shortage that even effected the U.S. military. “So, the pressing question of the night – Joe, how will you respond? My guess is they will do absolutely nothing.”

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