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Interview with John Barrasso

Discussing topics of Oil & Gas, Inflation and the January 6th committee hearing
Transcribed from an In-studio interview with U.S. Senator John Barrasso on June 17th, 2022. Valeria Fugate: Alright, welcome we are here with Senator John ...
Published: Jun. 19, 2022 at 10:27 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Transcribed from an In-studio interview with U.S. Senator John Barrasso on June 17th, 2022.

Valeria Fugate: Alright, welcome we are here with Senator John Barrasso. Welcome and Thank you for coming.

John Barrasso: Great to be with you

VF: Great, so let’s start off, let’s ask you about the economy and Oil and Gas. What can you, as a member of Congress, do about the current situation with our Oil and Gas prices?

JB: Well, you’re right people are Wyoming and all across the country, you’re suffering the highest gas prices in the history of the country, over $5 a gallon on average.

And we saw it coming on day one when Joe Biden killed the Keystone XL pipeline. We’ve been trying to get that going again he still says no.

Here in Wyoming, we’re in so many ways, Oil and Gas are bread-and-butter and it pays for things like healthcare, roads, and so many things. This is really hurting the people of Wyoming.

We continue to hammer on this administration, and Joe Biden’s going to pay a big price come election time in November.

Because people are fed up there, they’re stuck, they feel squeezed and they’re suffering pain. The gas prices being high also contribute to high grocery prices. It adds to the prices of everything else.

They’re real simple solutions. We have it in the ground here in America. We should use it instead Joe Biden wants to go over to Saudi Arabia to Iran to other places around, or even to Venezuela. Saying hey, please sell us some energy.

VF: Can we work with our allies, our neighbors to the north or any of our other allies to help develop or use some of their resources to tide us over instead of tapping into our reserves.

JB: Well, we need to use what’s in the ground in the United States and we have a lot of it in the ground here in Wyoming.

We’re continuing to work with Canada to get get it here. The pipeline was the way to do it. It’s the most environmentally friendly way.

This administration is held hostage by the radical climate extremists who want everybody to buy an electric car. I mean, that’s what they’re saying.

There arent enough electric cars. There aren’t the charging stations, and it’s certainly in Wyoming you can’t get from one place to another place and they’re expensive. That doesn’t seem to matter to this president.

VF: Do you support the federal reserve interest hike?

JB: Well, they were late coming to this solution with that they missed inflation. They said it was going to be temporary, so don’t worry about it, it’s not going to be too bad.

So, they should’ve started to do this a long time ago, but the problem is that the president flushed the economy with lots and lots of money that was passed straightly by the Democrats over a year ago.

The best economist in the country Republicans and Democrats said this is going to cause inflation and even yesterday the president in this Associated Press interview said oh no that had nothing to do with it.

People get it we know that the bad administration policies on energy and on spending are what we’re paying the price for now.

VF: Quickly what expectations are you hoping to see from the January 6th committee meeting?

JB: Well to me I voted against them doing this. I think it’s basically a made-for-TV spectacle and it’s a partisan presentation.

So, my.. what my... less interested in January 6th is looking to November 8th of this year when the elections when the Democrats pay the price for their irresponsible behavior.

VF: Perfect well thank you so much for coming and visiting us in the studio thanks so much... Back to you.

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