The non-profit organization founded by former Vice President Mike Pence, Advancing American Freedom (AAF), launched on Wednesday a Spanish-language commercial that is part of its advertising campaign in favor of U.S. energy independence.
In the ad, a Venezuelan-American citizen recounts her experience fleeing Nicolás Maduro’s dictatorship in Venezuela and resents that President Biden is now turning to “blood-stained” Venezuelan oil to supply demand in the United States.
“Oil in Venezuela is stained with blood, but Joe Biden wants America to depend on it,” the spot says. “We don’t need a radical environmental agenda, America needs energy independence.”
The ad is a call to Americans to demand that Congress stop supporting “freedom-hating dictators” and promote energy production in the United States.
It is the fourth installment of a $10 million ad campaign the AAF team launched in March that it is promoting domestic energy production as a method of addressing inflation in the U.S. ahead of the November midterms.
Pence against the progressive “radical agenda”
Former Vice President Pence took part in a forum Wednesday at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, where he gave his thoughts on inflation and energy shortages.
“In order to set the United States back on a path of energy independence, we need progressives in Congress to put hardworking American families before their radical energy agenda,” Pence said in his speech. “It’s time to demonstrate American leadership and unlock American opportunity by supporting American energy production that will lower prices at the pump and provide much needed financial relief to the nation.”
For his part, AAF Co-Chair Marc Short added, “President Biden’s and the radical left’s all-out assault on energy hasn’t just led to higher energy prices at the pump, it’s forced America to beg socialist dictators in Venezuela in order to meet our domestic energy needs.”
Short estimates that energy prices are “the number one driver of inflation” and believes the only way to alleviate Americans’ financial needs is to “end progressives’ war on energy.”