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But he wasn't Florida yesterday and -- speaking of high costs a lot going on parents we was talking about the president giving a speech of course on high gasoline prices Nicholas.
Back that sense it's an election year -- dusting off their three point plan for two dollar -- And I'll say -- the suspense.
Step one is to drill in step two is to drill.
And then step three is to keep -- We hear the same line in 2007.
When I was running for president.
We hear the same thing every year.
-- at the same thing but you.
Are those are strong words political words from the president in just back from the mideast is our next guest -- focus on a whole host of energy issues.
Senator John Coleman Republican of North Dakota joins us if -- two dollar gasoline plan now that you're back from from that trip senator.
Good morning while gasoline prices are up more than 90%.
Since this administration took office.
And -- as we can produce a lot more oil and gas in this country and with Canada and we need to do it but the administration needs to quit blocking that effort.
So he was in that speech yesterday we just played a little snippet of to give you flavor but.
It was mocking some of the Republican ideas.
-- -- drill baby drill concepts and saying that -- There's much more to -- than that -- you can't blame the president for higher gasoline prices is an open market all these kind of things and and you say what.
There is much more to it but he talks about and all of the above strategy and that's right on we -- all of the above strategy.
But that means he.
Needs to let us produce more energy including more oil and gas.
And when he does things like blocked the Keystone Pipeline right to bring 830000.
Barrels a day to our country he's not practicing all of the above is -- You've been a big supporter but I think you're not maybe if talked about in the past and and taken when you've been on the Keystone Pipeline you've been a big supporter of that coming down to Canada.
Most Republicans have what did you learn knowing your trip overseas mean Iran has a huge part.
Of the conversation now and in terms of gasoline prices and oil prices globally.
What did you learn over there and a Senator McCain and senator Graham with this and we should arm the rainy night though we should on the Syrian so sorry and in terms of what's going -- in that country.
But -- you learn that might.
Lead to a better energy discussion back here -- -- Well first all of all the instability there are going back to the energy discussion is what's driving up energy prices so again if we.
Produce more energy here and work what our partner Canada.
We reduce our dependence on Middle Eastern oil that helps reduce the prices here so you don't have that risk premium if you -- built into the price of gasoline.
We have to continue to work.
With these countries in the Middle East to build a relationship which is exactly what we're doing.
These these -- countries are moving towards democracy we need to work with them so that we have -- kind of relationship.
That can help promote stability vs instability.
We need to work -- them in the case of Syria for example.
What does work with the main.
Does that mean tentative -- -- to go back to my previous pointed to -- Syrians a semi your colleague to suggest it should we be more involved here.
-- -- country where people a little bit more questioning when they hear about -- in the Middle East.
Well clearly humanitarian aid clearly we need to work with the world community.
To to bring a stop to the violence.
That's going on there right now we we need to work with players in the region like Turkey like Saudi Arabia.
And bring political.
Forced to bear on countries like Russia and China to.
-- to stop -- what's going on.
So after -- side ultimatums -- will be today to call for a cease fire we'll see where that goes percent of their -- right you.
-- joining as you -- mideast we appreciate it senator over the North Dakota.
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