Rep. Patrick McHenry to DOE’s Chu: ‘You’re telling me my constituents need to buy a Nissan Leaf?!’

Jim Hoft

Congressman Patrick McHenry to Energy Secretary Stephen Chu:

“My time is short, you’ve listed a long list of things that this administration has done. I have not yet heard that they are trying to increase the supply of American oil or our refining capacity or limit the regulations in the diversity of blends that are required.

I have heard nothing from you today that indicates a policy this administration has put in place that will meaningfully impact the price at the pumps, other than driving it up!

The policies this administration has put in place have actually increased the cost of fuel at the pumps. They have increased the cost of commuting for my constituents.

And to tell my constituents, with 10 percent unemployment, Western North Carolina, that you need to buy a Nissan Leaf? That in order to commute for 50 minutes a day you’re going to have to have an employer who is wonderful enough to provide you a place to plug in your car, so you can get home? Is absolutely ridiculous.

And the anger my constituents have of the cost at the pumps is very real, and if the President doesn’t get this and if the Secretary of Energy doesn’t get this then we’ve got a real problem here.

Watch the video at GatewayPundit.

CAJ note: Remember, Chu gives himself an “A” for handling higher gas prices (which he believes should be more in line with Europe‘s) and an A-minus on managing taxpayer investments … you know, your money paying for all those bankrupt “green” projects for the President’s cronies and donors. Yeah.

We’re going to email Congressman McHenry to say, “Thank you, thank you, thank you” for saying everything we would if we had the opportunity.  Hopefully, he won’t let his constituents–and America–down.

Update:  Obama’s Dept of Energy misleading people on gas demand to dampen price rise?

Update 2: Obama To “Fast Track” Southern Portion Of Keystone XL Pipeline

How do you know when a president’s energy message is falling flat?

When you see him trying to involve himself in something that doesn’t need him or his permission to proceed.

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