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ICYMI: Rubio Joins Hannity

Jul 19, 2022 | Press Releases

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) joined Hannity to discuss the Biden Administration’s failed policies and continued pandering to foreign nations to produce more oil. See below for highlights and watch the full interview here


On whether President Joe Biden is capable of being president: 
“I hope he does, even though I’m not a member of his party, because our country and our nuclear arsenal, our national security are on his hands. But I don’t think any of us can ignore our own eyes.
“Look, I didn’t serve with Joe Biden in the Senate, so I can’t claim to have known who he was then. But I did interact with him when he was vice president. This is not the same person. I mean, clearly not the same person. Everyone changes over time, but clearly he’s not the same person. I can’t tell you from an intellectual cognitive perspective how well he understands things. I don’t work in the White House. 
“I can tell you what my eyes see, and I can tell you what our adversaries see. I can tell you what our allies around the world see. I can tell you what the American people see. I think they see a person that’s operating in a diminished way. 
“Some of the things you’re starting to see manifest themselves. I’m not a medical expert. I can’t tell you what they mean. I can only tell you what common sense tells you what they mean. 
“I think what really matters, as much as anything else, is if you’re China, if you’re Iran, if you’re Vladimir Putin, [or] if you’re Venezuela, whoever it is that wishes ill to the United States, do you look at the White House? Do you look at these videos? Do you have a sense of fear about what might happen to you if you overstep or cross some line? I think the answer to that question, unfortunately, is no. I don’t think that gets any better if Kamala Harris becomes president, which puts our nation in a very vulnerable position. 
“Honestly, I wish we could do these programs and talk all day about how terrible and incompetent their policies are, because they are, but we can’t ignore what we are seeing with our own eyes and the impact that’s having on our country, on its national security, and how vulnerable it makes us. It’s just a fact of life.”
On the Biden Administration refusing to produce oil in America: 
“Saudi Arabian oil is no cleaner than American oil.  Venezuelan oil is not cleaner than American oil. … 
“I think it’s important to understand something. People don’t follow this very carefully. Saudi Arabia did not announce, ‘We’re going to be producing more oil and solving your gasoline problem.’ What they announced is, ‘We’re going to look at the market very closely, and we’re going to provide what the world needs.’ That is what they always say. 
“Saudi Arabia does not have unlimited production capacity. I think they’re producing about ten and a half million barrels a day. They could probably, according to most analysts, maybe get to 11 million. That doesn’t solve our problem. 
“America alone could produce for itself one to one and a half million barrels a day more. But that’s not just the oil part. You don’t put oil in your car, you put gasoline. That has to be refined. Those refineries have been closed in America because you have an administration that says we don’t want any more fossil fuels. 
“Who’s going to invest more money in an industry that the president and his party is trying to put out of business? You know who has the most unused refining capacity in the world today? The most untapped refining capacity? China. While we were shutting down our refineries, they were expanding theirs. They’re sitting in the catbird seat, rubbing their hands, waiting for Biden to go to them and beg them to process more and refine more oil so we can have more gasoline.”