Matt Dolan Statement on President Biden’s Remarks on Russian Sanctions

Chagrin Falls, OH – Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Dolan today released the following statement in response to President Joe Biden imposing sanctions on Russian financial entities. 

“U.S. energy independence is more than a slogan, it’s an indispensable economic and national security tool in the arsenal of democracy. The sanctions placed on Vladimir Putin and the Russian regime should have come sooner, and I reject out of hand the notion that in the midst of an inflation crisis American consumers must continue to bear the brunt of Joe Biden’s failures.

“Our nation possesses the natural resources and infrastructure to reduce rising fuel costs. One year ago, the pro-energy policies of the Trump Administration were a roadblock for Vladimir Putin. Now, the reckless actions of Joe Biden and Democrats across America to stall domestic energy production embolden authoritarian regimes.

“The Biden Administration’s continued dithering in the face of threats leveled against Line 5, along with their attempts to reduce domestic energy output, undermine the ability of American industry to reduce costs at home and export energy to allied nations forced to contend with the growing shadow cast by dictators like Xi Jinping and Putin. In the days and weeks ahead, the Biden Administration should seek to expand our domestic energy capabilities and stand united with our allies to more effectively counter Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.”

On Feb 9, the Columbus Dispatch published an op-ed from Matt Dolan about the need for Joe Biden to reverse course on his awful energy policies that hand a big win to Putin and Russian oligarchs.