FILE – Rep. Gary Palmer, R-Ala., speaks to the media. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via AP)
UPDATED 11:21 AM PT – Monday, November 1, 2021
Alabama Republican congressman Gary Palmer is criticizing Joe Biden’s energy policies. In a recent interview, the lawmaker, who is also the chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee, noted energy prices will spike under the Biden administration like they have in Europe.
Rep. Palmer warned elderly people across the U.S. will have to choose between what they can afford for utility bills and buying food and medicine. The congressman also said he anticipates more deaths from cold related illnesses to be a result of Biden’s energy policies.
“You’re talking about Democratic policies that have already been responsible for thousands of people dying from COVID in nursing homes in New York and Pennsylvania, in New Jersey and Michigan,” he stated. “It’s just going to add to the massive increase in the cost of energy.”
Palmer also cited a report saying 9,700 deaths are occurring annually in the U.K. because people can’t afford to keep their homes warm.