CNN/Salem GOP Debate: on Energy & Oil


Ben Carson: Change archaic exportation rules to send energy to Europe

We should use our economic power in lots of different ways. I think we can use that in order to keep Putin contained, because he is a one-horse show: energy. And we have an abundance of energy, but we have archaic energy exportation rules. We need to get rid of those, allow ourselves to really make Europe dependent on us and other parts of the world dependent on us for energy. Put him back in his little box where he belongs. Economic power works just as well as military power, perhaps even better.
Source: 2015 CNN/Salem Republican two-tier debate Dec 15, 2015

Mike Huckabee: Become energy exporter to weaken Russia & Iran

HUCKABEE: I don't trust Putin. Do I think that we can hug Putin and have a wonderful relationship with the Russians? No, I don't. We ought to be challenging not only Russia but the Iranians and the Saudis on the point of energy. We ought to be drilling every bit of oil, getting all the coal out. We need to be going after our natural gas and biofuels and become the energy exporter to the world, and take the weaponry out of the hands of the Russians, the Iranians, and the Saudis by taking their money away, and let America become the number one energy exporter to the entire world. That enriches Americans and it destabilizes our enemies overseas. If you take away their ability to fund their weaponry and fund their terrorism, they don't have terrorism.

Sen. GRAHAM: Well, I agree with that. I'd like to stop sending $350 billion overseas to buy oil from people who hate our guts, wouldn't you? Wouldn't you like to export natural gas to cut Putin's legs out from under him?

Source: 2015 CNN/Salem Republican second-tier debate Dec 15, 2015

  • The above quotations are from CNN/Salem Republican Debate
    at The Venetian in Las Vegas
    Moderated by Wolf Blitzer.
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