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On Friday, Democrat House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer made statements on the House floor repeatedly alleging that the United States was also an active participant in the war between Ukraine and Russia.
Biden’s Press Secretary Jen Psaki didn’t deny it when asked about it later in the day, and instead pointed to how the United States clearly has a stake in the conflict and wants Ukraine to beat Putin.
There were several occasions where Hoyer referred to European countries needing help with energy supplies because “we’re at war” with Russia.
The context of the clip is that Rep. Hoyer was fending off GOP criticisms of Biden’s stringent domestic energy production policies.
“I thank the gentleman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, it is unfortunate that at a time of war, that we spend all the time blaming our own president. It is unfortunate that when the Europeans put themselves, over the objections of numerous administrations, in a place where they had dependence on Russia. Russia has no leverage over us, we don’t need Russia for energy. As a matter of fact, we voted overwhelmingly: stop buying any petroleum products from Russia, which I supported strongly,” he said.
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