Lynn Allen, a laid-off pipeline worker, took President Joe Biden and his administration to task Tuesday morning, accusing the president and his allies of sabotaging America's energy independence.
Biden raised many eyebrows in the early days of his administration after he stopped federal oil and gas leases and canceled the Keystone XL Pipeline.
On the first day of Biden's presidency, he signed an executive order suspending work on the pipeline, ripping jobs away from more than 11,000 Americans.
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During an interview on "Fox & Friends First," Allen said that the nation's gas prices and fuel charges are quickly skyrocketing out of control.
"I'm not surprised at all," he said of rising energy costs, "because everything Biden's touched or done — it's a failure. ... Ain't nothing but a total failure. We went from 'America First' to America last."
Allen then pivoted to former President Donald Trump and suggested that if the 45th president were in office, the country wouldn't be in dire straits with rising fuel costs.
“Trump had it going on," Allen insisted. “The thing about it is that we've got all these high prices of oil and gas, we've got drilling rigs stacked, we've got roustabout crews ready to go, we've got pipeline contractors with all of their equipment is stacked in the yards. And I can tell you right now, we can put America to work next week if we needed to."
During a Thursday town hall event, Biden said that he doesn't see any help on the horizon to quell the rising costs.
"I don't see anything that's going to happen in the meantime that's going to significantly reduce gas prices," he admitted. "A lot of Middle Eastern folks want to talk to me. I'm not sure I want to talk to them, but the point is, it's about gas production."
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In March, Allen told Fox News that many pipeline workers have not been able to find jobs since the shutdown.
"You think about it every minute of the day," he said at the time, and blasted Biden's infrastructure plans.
"I'm a welder," he said. "That's what I've been doing. And him wanting to rebuild the middle class in cutting welding jobs and cutting oil and gas. The oil and gas is pretty much the heart of the middle class and the upper class. The oil and gas is what drives the United States and the world. And he cuts everything out from us."