During Tuesday’s State of the Union address, President Joe Biden’s defense of the use of natural gas and oil seemed to result in boos from his own party.

“We’re still going to need oil and gas for a while,” Biden said while discussing the state of America’s energy infrastructure.

The comment elicited a round of applause and even a standing ovation from several Republican members of Congress.

“We’re still going to need oil and gas for a while,” Biden says as Republicans stand to their feet and cheer. — Philip Melanchthon Wegmann (@PhilipWegmann) February 8, 2023

The comment elicited jeers and “boos” from some Democratic members of the crowd.

POTUS: The climate crisis doesn’t care if your state is red or blue. It is an existential threat…I’m proud of how America is at last stepping up to the challenge
ADLIBBED: We’re still going to need oil and gas for a while, but
But there’s so much more to do — Jacqui Heinrich (@JacquiHeinrich) February 8, 2023

The strong disapproval expressed through “boos” towards Biden’s limited support for the use of fossil fuels was noteworthy. It appears to indicate that a considerable number of American leaders aspire for the country to shift towards a completely fossil fuel-free future.

Biden specified that the United States would require the use of fossil fuels for a minimum period of another 10 years.

BIDEN: “We’re gonna need oil for at least another decade.” pic.twitter.com/kWSMqkIjVG — Breaking911 (@Breaking911) February 8, 2023

In his speech, Biden targeted energy corporations, labeling them as “Big Oil”, and censured their profits in the face of the fluctuating gas prices that have arisen during his presidency.

By Eden Reports

Eden Reports is a Seattle-based news reporter with a focus on a wide range of topics, including local news, politics, and the economy.

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