The United States must become an energy exporter again –

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Lawmakers across the country announced the Russian invasion of Ukraine, some earlier than others.

Representative Juan Vargas, Democrat from the 51st congressional district, joined KUSI’s Paul Rudy on Good Morning San Diego to detail the latest news regarding the attack.

According to Vargas, some Ukrainian citizens support Russia, so it’s not as clear cut as you might expect.

But, according to Vargas, US intelligence expects Russia to take control of Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, very soon.

When President Trump was in office, he warned of the dangers that the United States becoming a net importer of energy would bring to the world. Insisting that Russia would have the upper hand over countries forced to buy energy from them. But with extreme climate goals in mind, President Joe Biden implemented policies that left the United States addicted to energy.

Many congressional Democrats support phasing out fossil fuels altogether, which Biden is trying to accomplish.

Representative Juan Vargas acknowledged the problem, explaining that he would support making the United States a bigger energy exporter than we are under President Biden.

Vargas said, “of course we have to.” Adding: “I believe in green energy, and I am very much in favor of it, but there is a period of transition. And during this transition period, we have to rely on fossil fuels, there is no other way, and natural gas and gas is the way to go. Try to use as little coal as possible, but natural gas and gas are the way to go right now.

KUSI’s Paul Rudy told Vargas it was “comforting to hear him say that,” and he thinks the situation in Ukraine that resulted from Biden’s policies making the United States dependent on energy compels us to become a net exporter again.