By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
U.S. Sen John Barrasso has been relatively quiet this week, but came back in full force Friday to talk about Joe Biden’s fracking strategy on Fox Business.
Barrasso told host Maria Baritromo that Biden’s fracking policy, or lack thereof, is the top reason President Donald Trump should be re-elected.
“I don’t even know if [Biden] remembers what his policy is, but let’s be very clear: during the debates through the Democratic primaries, he was going to ban fracking and said it repeatedly,” Barrasso said.
Fracking, also known as hydraulic fracturing, is the process of injecting liquid into the earth to help extract oil or gas.
The senator added that Biden even claimed he was going to ban all carbon-based fuels, which Barrasso believed would be something Biden’s “Green New Deal members” in the Senate and House of Representatives would hold him to.
“For America, that means the loss of over a million jobs, good-paying jobs,” the senator said. “It means people will pay double when they go to fill up their car with gas. It means electricity bills will likely triple.”
He added that Trump had managed to “unleash American energy” and eliminate America’s dependence on foreign countries, such as those in the Middle East, for its fuels.
Barrasso criticized Biden’s vice presidential pick, U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, for her opposition to fracking, adding that she was also a Green New Deal member.