President Biden rebuked Republicans for criticizing his administration's handling of the strategic oil reserves.
BIDEN: “I don't hear, can you speak louder?
REPORTER: “What is your response to Republicans who say you are only doing this SPR release because, to help Democrats in the midterms?”
BIDEN: “Where have they been the last four months? That's my response.”
REPORTER: “Is it politically motivated, sir, this much three weeks before the midterms?”
BIDEN: “Look, it makes sense, what I've been doing this for how long now? It's not politically motivated at all. It's motivated to make sure that I continue to push on what I've been pushing on and that is making sure there's enough oil that's being pumped by the companies so that we have the ability to be able to produce enough gas that we need here at home, oil we need here at home. And at the same time, keep moving in the direction of providing for alternative energy. That's what I've been doing. Now, the problem is these guys are asleep. I don't know where they've been.”