During a Fox News interview on Tuesday night, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis told President Joe Biden to take the gasoline shortages in Florida seriously. The shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline caused these shortages after the hackers’ cyber attack.
DeSantis told Fox News host Sean Hannity, “This is something that’s a severe attack on critical infrastructure in our country.”
“This pipeline actually doesn’t touch Florida, but it does feed into many of our gas stations. So we declared a state of emergency, we’re lifting restrictions to be able to get more fuel into pumps,” he added. “But the Biden administration needs to take this seriously. Their initial response is, oh, this is a private pipeline, and they just shrugged their shoulders. This is an important infrastructure for our country, and it could greatly impact our economy if they don’t respond.”
According to Fox 13, between a third and half of gas stations in Florida are out of gas. Several reports state that there are also gas shortages reported in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. North Carolina Governor Cooper also declared a state of emergency caused by this shortage.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ recent Executive Order states that the disruption of the Colonial Pipeline operations poses a threat to delivering fuel products to the state of Florida and other states located in the Eastern United States. Until the Colonial Pipeline operations fully resume, the order will lift weight restrictions for tank truck drivers.
Meanwhile, the Biden Administration is apparently doing nothing to resolve the gas shortages in the United States.
Why do you think Biden isn’t doing anything about the gas shortages incidents? Blaze TV’s Elijah Schaffer says it’s because the states affected didn’t actually vote for him during the presidential election.