Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview Friday that former Vice President Joe Biden will shut down America’s energy industry “because of my dead body.”
During a presidential debate Thursday night between Biden and President Donald Trump, Biden promised to halt the oil industry.
“I would switch from the oil industry, yes,” Biden said.
He further explained, saying: “Because the oil industry is polluting. Over time, it must be replaced by renewable energy. And I would stop giving federal subsidies to the oil industry. It will not provide federal subsidies for solar and wind energy. Why do we give it to the oil industry? “
Cassidy told Breitbart News that Biden̵
“I think that reveals the elitism of the Democratic Party. I read that Joe flew his private jet. It will still have jet fuel; he will just buy it elsewhere. Another 11 million jobs, 250,000 of them in Louisiana in oil and gas, they are gone, ‘said Cassidy. “But they are not his constituents. They are in the spring country. So its coastal elites would do extremely well; they don’t worry about it, they won’t have any inconveniences, they will probably cancel the SALT tax to have even more money. For people at home who have well-paid jobs because of the oil and gas industry, an asset that everyone can see will be needed for the next 50 years. They will be a little harder. “
“Obviously they thought it was a mistake to finally reveal the truth, but what I find most disturbing is that the future of these families is this business. “When I am re-elected, he will be over my dead body if he pushes this agenda, and I cannot believe the lack of concern he shows to families who depend on this income,” he added.
Closing the US energy industry would be disastrous for many energy states such as Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Texas.
The Louisiana energy industry contributed $ 73 billion to the state’s GDP and supported 249,800 jobs in 2019. The Louisiana energy industry also provided 14.6 percent of total government taxes, licenses, fees collected, and $ 14.5 billion salaries of state workers.
Biden’s climate plan will aim to help areas affected by the closure of the former vice president of the oil industry by providing investment. Cassidy argues that an honest life provides much more dignity than material from Biden’s climate plan.
Cassidy said Biden was contemptuous of working-class families.
“I guess we all get minimum payments every month and their conscience is calm. But if you are that family with the dignity to work to secure the future of your children, I’m not sure you’re on a path that will have the same meaning, “he said.
He added that Biden’s climate plan is “an almost calculated strategy for weakening USA economically. But this is done by destroying the livelihoods of many families in the United States, especially in my state. “
In conclusion, Cassidy said the final presidential debate proved that Trump was for the working class and that Biden would only ravage America’s middle class.
“If we ever had to find out that the president is for the working family and Biden is not, I thought the debate last night almost established that,” Cassidy said. “Biden is almost ready to stop the economy again when, in fact, working families suffer the most.”
Sean Moran is a reporter for the Breitbart News Congress. Follow him on Twitter @ SeanMoran3.