Biden’s drilling and coal comments expose Democratic rift days before election

Article originally appeared on www.washingtonexaminer.com.

President Joe Biden exposed a rift within the Democratic Party just two days before an election with his off-the-cuff pledge to approve “no more drilling. “

At the end of a rally with embattled Gov. Kathy Hochul (D-NY), Biden made apparently spontaneous comments to a heckler and opened up another midterm headache for his party.

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“No more drilling,” he said, waving his hand with a back-and-forth motion. “There is no more drilling. I haven’t formed any new drilling.”

The remarks come on the heels of a spat Biden started with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) by saying he’s going to shut down coal plants across the country and appear to directly contradict comments the president made just days before.

At an election rally in New Mexico on Thursday, Biden bragged that his administration hadn’t slowed down any …

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