Biden’s Threat After Saudis Nix Midterm-Friendly Oil Plan Looks Like ‘Quid Pro Quo,’ Says Shapiro | Eastern North Carolina Now | If Saudi Arabia’s claim that President Joe Biden sought to delay oil production cuts to boost Democrats’ chances in the upcoming midterms is true, his new pledge to punish the Kingdom sounds like the kind of quid pro quo that got former President Trump impeached, Ben Shapiro said.

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    If Saudi Arabia's claim that President Joe Biden sought to delay oil production cuts to boost Democrats' chances in the upcoming midterms is true, his new pledge to punish the Kingdom sounds like the kind of quid pro quo that got former President Trump impeached, Ben Shapiro said.

    The Daily Wire co-founder and podcast and radio host made the point on Twitter, likening Biden's actions and alleged motive to when Trump was impeached for, according to Democrats, condition aid to Ukraine to the country's government investigating Hunter Biden's dealings there. Trump was impeached over the matter, although the Senate acquitted him.

    "So, Joe Biden refuses to say whether he would support cutting off arms supplies to Saudi Arabia after the Saudis rejected his request to increase oil supply in a slowing economy - a request made for a specified period of time, until right after the election," Shapiro tweeted Thursday. "This looks an awful lot like the president of the United States threatening to remove weaponry from a purported ally unless that ally performs actions that help that president politically in advance of an election. Wasn't Trump impeached for that?"

    The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives impeached Trump after a whistleblower claimed he threatened to withhold $400 million in military aid from Ukraine in a July 25, 2019 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Trump wanted Zelensky to order prosecutors to investigate Hunter Biden, who had scored a lucrative no-show job with Ukrainian energy company while his then-vice president father handled the White House's Ukraine portfolio for the Obama administration.

    Oil-rich Saudi Arabia, the most powerful member of OPEC, said it will cut daily oil production by two million barrels just as much of the world grapples with rising fuel costs. In a statement, the Kingdom said Thursday it had refused the Biden administration's request to delay the action for a month, which would put it just beyond the November 8 midterms.

    "... the Government of the Kingdom clarified through its continuous consultation with the U.S. Administration that all economic analyses indicate that postponing the OPEC+ decision for a month, according to what has been suggested, would have had negative economic consequences," the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in the statement.

    Biden has not said exactly what he would do to punish the Saudis after being rebuffed, but the U.S. supplies the Kingdom with hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid.

    "There's going to be some consequences for what they've done with Russia," Biden said of Saudi Arabia in an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper that aired earlier this week. "I'm not going to get into what I'd consider and what I have in mind. But there will be - there will be consequences."

    The White House sought to paint the Saudis' decision as aligning with Russia to undermine Western support of Ukraine and said it would "reassess" the U.S relationship with Saudi Arabia in light of the Kingdom's refusal to delay production cuts by a month.

    Shapiro was not the only one to invoke the Latin phrase meaning "this for that."

    "Quid Pro Quo?" tweeted Lawyers for Laws. "Joe Biden Pressured Saudi's to Not cut oil production until after Midterms. Saudis defied. Now Joe threatens to retaliate-cancel Military Aid."


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In what may be the most divisive period in modern American History, even more divisive than the turbulent sixties due to today's lack of patriotism, consider what are the major catalysts causing so much of this calamity of conflict, and vote: What most instigates the division of America, on this day September 20, 2022?
  Racism within our society
  Sex realignment to the detriment of our society.
  Biden /Harris Wide Open Southern Border Policy for the Demographic Upheaval of OUR Constitutional Republic
  Rampant Crime in Democratic controlled cities, and the possible contagion elsewhere
  Covid Pandemic, and its mishandling at the political, and bureaucratic levels.
  The unresolved questions /allegation regarding the flawed 2020 General Election
  January 6th Riot or "Armed Insurrection", depending upon patriotic perspective
  Joe Biden as Divisive Leader; Ineffective and Corrupt Executive
  Failed Education Industry, from an overall perspective, regarding all levels of education.
  Propagandistic Media in complete conflict with the First Amendment's guarantee of Freedom of Speech, and the awesome responsibility of a Free Press..
  "Orangeman Bad!"
  Bureaucracy rushing to a behemoth size, its unjustified expense, and far too often overreach.
  The Weaponized Deep State for political purposes
  A secular ambivalence to all that is real.
  Record number of overdose deaths from opioids and now Fentanyl
  Biden Administration's disastrous Foreign Policy
  Bidenflation /supply chain failure inevitably evolving into stagflation and recession.
  "Ultra MAGA Extremists" freely speaking louder AND LOUDER!
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poll#161
Considering what is being reported as the most divisive presidential speech - September 1, 2022 - in modern American history, where over 74,000,000 people, many of whom are OUR greatest patriots, were named as fascists by inference or otherwise: Is Joe Biden clearly capable of governing all of the American People to the betterment of this Representative Republic?
  Yes, it is important that Haters are named.
  No, Joe Biden cannot accept criticism when the real truth is his cruelest taskmaster.
  I have no idea what is going on because I only consume Democratic Socialist Media.
533 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?


poll#132
Considering that Joe Biden is considered by so many to be the Imposter President: Is he actually knowledgeable enough, wise enough, patriotic enough to be this Constitutional Republic's president at this difficult point in these tumultuous times?
  Yes, Mr. Biden is thoughtful and kind, and just so different from the "Orange Man".
  No, this representation of "president" is either too corrupt, too stupid, or both to be a real president.
  I just want the fun guy, who knew how to make stuff work back.
647 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?


poll#154
Inarguably, the policies of the Democrats in congress and Joe Biden as the Executive is plunging the United States into a recession, if we are not already there; a recession that was completely avoidable. Will abrupt changes in policies occur in time?
  Yes, the Democrats have a bold plan, yet to be revealed, to save us.
  No, there will have to be a complete undoing of the damage done by these Democrats.
  I can't do simple math, so how am I to understand the concept of basic economics.
1,181 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?

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