By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
U.S. Sen. John Barrasso said President Joe Biden looked like a “98 pound weakling” during his appearance on Capitol Hill this week.
Barrasso was on Fox to discuss Biden’s newly-announced spending framework related to the $1.75 trillion social spending bill and the $1 trillion infrastructure bill, neither of which the senator from Wyoming was pleased about.
Barrasso used his time on Fox to criticize Biden’s policies for the framework and oil and gas, noting that the United State is using more foreign oil than domestic oil.
“We are using more oil from Vladimir Putin in Russia than we are from Alaska, and that’s a result of the Biden policies” he said. “The president was just up on Capitol Hill and to me, he looked weak, the 98-pound weakling.”
According to NPR, Biden traveled to Capitol Hill on Thursday to meet with House Democrats in hopes of persuading members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus to drop a blockade of the infrastructure bill.
The social spending framework includes universal pre-K for all 3- and 4-year-old children, an additional year of the expanded monthly child tax credit payment, investments in affordable housing, premium reductions under the Affordable Care Act and significant investments to address climate change. The bill would also create a nationwide green jobs program, according to NPR.
The legislation would be paid for with a series of taxes on corporations and the wealthy.
“The big things that strike me about this bill is they still supersize the IRS to squeeze taxpayers and the most expensive part is…the cost of driving and heating your home,” Barrasso said. “The cost of energy is making energy much more expensive and much less reliable.”
The senator noted that natural gas prices are at a seven-year high and gas prices were higher this year due to Biden’s policies.
Biden is headed to Europe on Thursday for a series of global meetings with various leaders regarding climate change and the world economy, which Barrasso also criticized.
“He’s talking about raising taxes and then getting off to Europe,” Barrasso said. “We have soaring energy and food prices here in America and people are absolutely done with where this president is trying to take the country.”