TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): The Biden administration is doubling down on the self-destructive mistakes that are destroying the European Union. The White House banned Russian oil, natural gas and coal. It was our moral duty. And then at the same time, the Biden administration crushed domestic oil production here by canceling oil and gas leases. And then, as if that wasn't enough, the Biden administration sold a piece of our Strategic Petroleum Reserve--maybe this country's important resource--to China. None of this hurt Putin in any way. All of it impoverishes the United States.
So what could possibly be the justification for doing that? We've wondered. Anyone who's paying attention has had to have wondered that. Well this week, Congressman Jamie Raskin of Maryland--of Bethesda--answered that question. Russia is an orthodox Christian country with traditional social values and for that reason, it must be destroyed, no matter what the cost to us. So this is not a conventional war, this is a jihad.