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Missouri GOP Sen. Josh Hawley unleashed on President Joe Biden for his “dumpster fire of a presidency” and called on him to actually do something that will help Americans.
Hawley said Biden should be announcing an initiative to make the United States more energy-independent.
“What he should be saying is we need to open up American energy production — full-throttle. We need to be the energy-dominant nation in the world, and we’re not,” Hawley said. “And the reason we’re not is Joe Biden.”
“I don’t know why this administration is breaking its arm, patting itself on the back for an invasion that it didn’t prevent. The goal should have been to deter Vladimir Putin from invading a sovereign nation — he utterly failed in that regard. We have an invasion on our hands, and part of the big reason for that is Joe Biden gave energy dominance to Vladimir Putin. He shut down our pipeline and he opened up Russia’s pipeline. That’s the Biden legacy.”
“The reason we have runaway inflation is Joe Biden. The reason we have a shipping crisis, a supply chain crisis at this stage, is Joe Biden. So if he wants to assign blame, all he needs is a mirror, and he can look in it because he’s the source of most of these problems and the solutions he’s offering are either nonexistent or totally fake,” Hawley said.
“If the president wants to be serious, he’ll admit that his policies have been wrong, that his policies have been weak, that his policies have endangered this nation and the world, and he’ll tell us how he’s going to change course.”
A majority of adults in the United States now believe that Biden is mentally unfit to serve as commander in chief.
According to a recent Washington Post/ABC News poll, a strong majority of voters said Biden is unfit to serve as president while also revealing the lowest job approval rating (37 percent) from the poll since becoming president over a year ago.
A separate Washington Post-ABC News poll that was released over the weekend found that voters have more trust in Republicans than Democrats as Biden’s approval rating has plummeted down to 37 percent.
The poll found that 50 percent of registered voters said they’d prefer Republicans to be in control of Congress, while 40 percent prefer Democrats.
It also revealed that 49 percent said they will support a GOP candidate in November’s midterm elections, with 42 percent saying they will vote for a Democratic candidate.
In other findings, the poll found that:
–47% disapprove of the way Biden has managed the international crisis sparked by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
–37% approve of Biden’s handling of the economy, while 58% disapprove.
–44% approve of his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic while 50% disapprove.
–75% rate the economy negatively, with 39% saying the economy is in “poor” shape.
–54% say the economy has gotten worse since Biden took office, compared with 17% who say it’s gotten better and 27% who say it’s stayed the same since he was elected.
–50% say Biden bears a “good deal” or a “great amount” of the blame for the 40-year high inflation rate, while 48 % say he bears “not much” or no blame at all.
–59% say Biden is not a strong leader, compared with 36% who say he is; among independents, 65% say he’s not strong.
–54% say they do not think Biden has the mental sharpness it takes to serve as president, while 40% say he does. Among independents, 59% give a negative assessment of his mental sharpness.
–54% say they trust the GOP on the economy compared with 35% who trust Democrats.
Earlier this month, Biden’s approval sank below 40 percent in the RealClearPolitics average of polls.
A new average of polls show Biden’s approval rating beneath 40 percent for the first time since he took office in January 2021.