During the president’s short tenure he has been called out more than once for saying one thing and doing another. Congressman Trent Franks (R – AZ) continues the trend with the following press release:
“As news outlets seize upon what is being touted by the White House as a monumental shift toward increased offshore drilling, it is vital that we separate fact from fiction.
“The ironic reality is that the Administration’s new policy actually closes more offshore drilling sites than it opens…
“The fact that the White House is promoting this policy as an ‘expansion’ of offshore drilling is so absurd it’s laughable. Sadly, however, I am afraid many Americans will not understand the full reality of what his plan actually does, and will celebrate his decision today as an actual step forward in decreasing America’s dangerous dependence on foreign sources of oil. The reality is that today’s announcement is nothing more than a spin job intended to disguise the harmful effect this Administration’s policies will have on our nation’s energy security.”