Bernie Sanders Leads Democrat Charge Against Saudi Arabia
(RepublicanNews.org) – The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) recently announced it would be cutting its daily production of oil by two million barrels. Many lawmakers have come forward and condemned the move as it will likely elevate fuel prices in the US even further. Surprisingly, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is leading the charge against Saudi Arabia and OPEC.
Following the organization’s decision and announcement, the independent lawmaker took to social media and called for the federal government to withdraw American troops from Saudi Arabia, claiming the country was partnering with Russia. Additionally, Sanders asserted the US should discontinue all military aid to the country.
If Saudi Arabia, one of the worst violators of human rights in the world, wants to partner with Russia to jack up US gas prices, it can get Putin to defend its monarchy. We must pull all US troops out of Saudi Arabia, stop selling them weapons & end its price-fixing oil cartel.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) October 7, 2022
Senator Sanders had already stated in an earlier post on Twitter that America must put an end to the organization’s oil cartel and its illegal price fixing tendencies. He also asserted the US should make the move to renewable energy.
OPEC's decision to cutback on production is a blatant attempt to increase gas prices at the pump that cannot stand. We must end OPEC's illegal price-fixing cartel, eliminate military assistance to Saudi Arabia, and move aggressively to renewable energy.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) October 5, 2022
Several Democrats had a similar reaction to the news that OPEC was slashing production. Representatives Susan Wild (D-PA), Sean Casten (D-IL), and Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) introduced legislation in the House to remove US military hardware and troops from the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) mentioned the upper chamber of Congress would continue to pursue the passage of the NOPEC bill, which would alter antitrust laws in American lawsuits against OPEC and their governments’ oil companies. The move could potentially expose Aramco of Saudi Arabia and Lukoil of Russia.
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