Exxon Tells Pres. Brandon to Pound Sand after Oil-Company Ultimatum – Headline USA

Conservative critics chimed in via social media to pile onto the accusations of bad-faith hypocrisy surrounding Biden’s efforts to scapegoat the oil industry and deflect personal blame, TownHall reported.

WH begs oil cos to improve situation.
Can we drill? We'd rather you not.
Can we build a refinery? We'd rather you not.
Can we build a pipeline? We'd rather you not.
Just make it better.

— Patrick De Haan ⛽️📊 (@GasBuddyGuy) June 15, 2022

Refinery capacity is at 95%. Look in the mirror, @JoeBiden

— House Judiciary GOP (@JudiciaryGOP) June 15, 2022

Some also pointed the finger at short-sighted Democrat voters, noting that Biden’s policy was simply a fulfillment of his campaign promises.

— Gorringo (@ring_trader) June 15, 2022

Still others cautioned that Biden’s ultimatum looked a lot like the sort of rhetoric used by socialist dicators like the late Hugo Chavez as he sought to nationalize Venezuela’s private oil industry and drive his once-great country into the ground.

“My Administration is prepared to use all reasonable and appropriate Federal Government tools and emergency authorities…” – @POTUS

What’s next? The socialist energy price controls Republicans warned of?

— Energy & Commerce GOP (@HouseCommerce) June 15, 2022