Southern California Dems Distancing From Biden Admin On Supply Chain Crisis, Oil Spill Disaster


California Democrats are distancing themselves from the Biden administration over recent supply chain and environmental crises in the greater Los Angeles area.

Fox News reached out to 24 Southern California House Democrats asking if the Biden administration has done enough to alleviate the supply chain bottleneck at the two Los Angeles ports and address other public safety crises, including a massive oil spill off the coast and a fire that broke out on shipping containers due to the vessel backlog.

Not a single Democrat responded to Fox News regarding what needs to be done on the local and federal levels to immediately solve these crises in their own backyards.

Instead, many of these Democrats are arguing for the end of offshore drilling, but ignoring the longer term impacts of the spill, which the Coast Guard estimates leaked between 25,000-132,000 gallons of crude oil into the ocean, and growing inflation caused by the goods bottleneck.

Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Calif., whose district covers Ventura County just north of L. A., tweeted that she is joining with her Democratic colleagues to support a federal ban on new oil leases off the California coast.

Southern California Democratic Reps. Katie Porter, Alan Lowenthal and Mike Levin announced they will hold a joint congressional hearing in Irvine next week on the oil spill. Their release did not mention a discussion of the bottlenecked supply chain issues or the environmental hazard of a fire at the port.

President Biden announced earlier this week that the Port of Los Angeles will begin operating 24 hours a day to reduce the devastating backlog resulting … (Read more)

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