On Friday, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Alabama) released a new ‘Coach on the Street’ video, where the Senator speaks with Americans about how increased costs at the gas pump are impacting their daily lives.

The unscripted conversations emphasize the importance of returning to domestic energy production rather than continuing reliance on foreign energy.

The video begins, “Hello, Coach Tommy Tuberville here. You know we are seeing record high gas prices at the pump, and they are affecting everybody from families to businesses. One thing for certain is that Americans need relief, and they need it now. We need to stop buying from convicts and criminals and unleash American energy, so I am going to hit the streets to see how real Americans are affected by these out-of-control prices at the pump, to see if they think that President Biden needs to do more to make the United State of America energy independent.

“We could be producing 100 percent here from this country alone, and we wouldn’t be relying on anybody else,” Tuberville said at a gas pump that listed a price of $5.19 per gallon.

You can watch the Tuberville video here.

President Joe Biden (D) was inaugurated in Jan. 2021. Almost immediately he issued a series of executive orders preventing new U.S. oil and gas exploration in the Gulf of Mexico, on federal lands, and in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). He also halted construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Biden claims that these rules are necessary to end America’s reliance on fossil fuels and reduce carbon emissions to fight climate change. Republicans say that the threat of climate change has been exaggerated and pales in comparison to the damage that these policies have done to the American economy. Even though wage gains have never been higher, most Americans' gains are dwarfed by how much more they are paying for fuel, food, housing and vehicles.

Sen. Tuberville represents Alabama in the United States Senate and is a member of the Senate Armed Services, Agriculture, Veterans’ Affairs, and HELP Committees. He is serving in his first term in the Senate.

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