WASHINGTON – United States Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) yesterday joined The Ingraham Angle to discuss President Joe Biden’s joint address to Congress, as well as the Biden Administration’s negotiations with China.
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Partial Transcript Below:
Hagerty on Biden joint address to Congress: “It was one of the most dull speeches that I’ve ever seen. And that dullness was enhanced by the fact that they had everybody spaced, socially distanced, masked up. You know, everybody in that hall was vaccinated and Laura, everybody was vaccinated for one reason: because of Operation Warp Speed that President Trump put in place.”
Hagerty on the Biden Admin’s stance on China: “Well, Laura, you’ve been a leader on this for years. I’d say this, President Biden hasn’t started out so great. He comes in and the first thing he does is kill the Keystone XL pipeline. Where do you think that oil is going to go? It’s going to go from Canada straight to China, now. He’s increased our input costs, but he’s certainly lowered it for China. They’re laughing all the way to the bank on that one. He’s killed fossil fuel in this arena, in terms of killing any type of leasing on federal lands. Again, trying to take away our energy independence at a time where we’ve finally accomplished it. Then what is he doing? He’s signing us up for the Paris Climate Accord, again, putting a great advantage to China while burdening our economy at a time that we’re trying to recover from this pandemic. So I think that getting tough on China has so far been nothing, but a matter of words. We’ve seen deeds that are absolutely contrary to that.”
Hagerty on John Kerry’s negotiations with China: “You’re absolutely right. I think John Kerry is the last person we should be sending to our most strategic adversary to negotiate. This is not a good sign for America.”