Trey Gowdy thought he’d seen every lame political blunder Democrats could come up with in Congress.
But Joe Biden blew his expectations out of the water.
And Gowdy just whacked him with a bold prediction that has smoke rolling out of the President’s ears.
Joe Biden just returned from his first—predictably disastrous — visit to the Middle East as President having stirred up as much trouble as possible during stops in Israel and Saudi Arabia.
Biden tried to save his political bacon by angling for increased oil production from the Saudis.
Considering that the national average for gasoline is more than $2 up since Biden took office, he’s under all kinds of pressure to fix the problem he’s created.
But on his Fox News show, Sunday Night in America, Trey Gowdy — a former Republican Congressman out of South Carolina—said Biden had better brace himself for “scrutiny” following his Middle Eastern trip.
“President Biden just returned from the Middle East and there was no shortage of issues to confront,” Gowdy said.
“Gas prices are crippling American consumers, so increased OPEC production no doubt came up, which also raises a tough political issue for the President. Why are American energy producers being ostracized while OPEC is being asked to do more?”
On his first day in office, Biden started signing executive orders to shut down American energy production.
Yet, now he’s off to beg the Saudis to increase their production to sell to the United States.
American oil companies can and should be given the opportunity to help bring the energy market back into balance.
But Biden is siding with his woke leftist handlers to put the United States under a virtual fossil fuels lockdown while pretending he is trying to solve the problem abroad ahead of November’s Midterm elections.
And, no surprise, Saudi leaders have little interest in bailing out America’s least competent leader ever.
The Saudis responded by claiming they are nearly at their capacity for oil production.
“And that was arguably not the toughest issue the President faced in Saudi Arabia, the toughest issue may have been navigating America’s need for Saudi Arabia as an ally against Iran,” Gowdy explained. “While also bringing up the reality that our intelligence community believes Saudi Arabia ordered the murder and subsequent dismembering of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.”
When he was campaigning against Donald Trump, Biden claimed he would treat Saudi Arabia as a “pariah” for their presumed involvement in Khashoggi’s brutal killing along with other human rights issues.
But all it took was a few negative poll results for the Saudis to have Biden come begging for help.
The Saudi government had a relatively healthy relationship with Donald Trump, but Biden’s swagger on the campaign trail has dialed up the tension between the two countries.
Leftists and the corporate-controlled media started melting down when Biden fist bumped with the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.
Now they’re demanding he make good on his promise to take a hard line against the Saudis over Khashoggi’s death.
As a result, Biden has put himself between a rock and hard place by vowing to end oil production in the US while needing to placate voters experiencing excruciating pain at the gas pump.
“Being President is a hard job,” Gowdy said. “There are economic issues, security issues, energy issues, and there is also the obligation to stand for something morally, like not killing members of the press for example.”
“It’s a tough job, which is why so few of us raise our hands and volunteer for it,” he added. “But when you do raise your hand and say ‘pick me to be the leader of the free world,’ you can expect some scrutiny. And that’s exactly what President Biden is getting.”
About the only success Biden can point to at this juncture is his incredible ability to bring the Right and Left together in their criticism of him.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.