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U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) today joined the Faulkner Focus on Fox News to discuss the rise of crime around the country, President Biden weighing whether to declare a “climate emergency,” and the administration’s complete lack of a coherent energy policy.
On President Biden testing positive for COVID-19:
“Let me just, as you all noted earlier, wish the president well. And I think we all hope for a quick and full recovery for him.”
On the rise of crime around the country:
“The fact of the matter is that the way that we restore, I think, a respect for law enforcement in this country is by having our elected leaders not talking about defunding them, not bad-mouthing them, not denigrating the work that they do.
“And that’s clearly something that’s got to change, because if you continue to see the attacks that are made on law enforcement officials in this country, it’s going to encourage more of that. It’s going to discourage law enforcement officials from staying in their jobs.
“And, obviously, when you are allowing sort of crime to run wild and essentially preventing law enforcement officers from doing the job that we want them to do, these are the kinds of results you’re gonna get.”
On President Biden weighing whether to declare a “climate emergency”:
“Well first off, what he should be declaring is an energy emergency, because that’s what we have in the country.
“The president, his policies, have crushed energy development in this country. We need to get our energy producers off the sidelines, back into the game producing American energy, making America energy independent.
“And the president’s policies have led us to where now we’re asking other countries to ship the liquid fuels here that we need to power our economy.”