Putin Endorses Biden as His Climate Czar’s Family Profits From ‘America’s Last’ Energy Policies

Putin Endorses Biden as His Climate Czar’s Family Profits From ‘America’s Last’ Energy Policies

February 15, 2024

Russian President Vladimir Putin has publicly voiced his preference for Joe Biden to win re-election despite ongoing tensions between our two nations. Biden has blamed Russia and Putin for high gas prices here at home. Even so, Putin has given Biden his stamp of approval, citing Biden as “more predictable” and “a politician of the old formation.” The timing of Putin’s praise for Biden coincides with the president’s recent decision to halt approvals for liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports. A move that has made the brother of Biden’s newest climate czar very happy and prosperous.

The Washington Free Beacon reports,

“Biden administration climate envoy John Podesta was behind the administration’s decision to pause U.S. liquefied natural gas exports. His brother Tony Podesta could reap the benefits as a longtime lobbyist for foreign Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) companies—including one founded by a Russian energy oligarch.” 

If Biden’s policies continue to favor foreign energy producers over domestic ones, the United States risks further dependence on volatile global markets and geopolitical actors like Russia.

“Russia is getting richer and stronger on the world stage, so there’s no question why Putin prefers Biden,” said Daniel Turner Founder and Executive Director for Power The Future. “By attacking American energy while begging foreign countries to produce more, Joe Biden has made it clear his agenda puts Moscow ahead of Midland. The troubling new report about the Podesta family enriching themselves from the climate industrial complex only adds insults to injury.”

Energy sanctions imposed by President Biden after the Russian invasion of Ukraine have not significantly impacted Russian oil exports, with China and India buying more. By some estimates, Russian oil revenue is already near the same levels before President Biden imposed sanctions.