Senate majority leader says: 'We will have to wait and see' Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev.
WASHINGTON – Asked if he thinks he has the votes to block legislation lifting the moratorium on offshore oil drilling, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said: "We will have to wait and see."
Wait and see?
Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi oppose lifting the ban on domestic oil drilling – and they are hoping the American people will just quietly accept gas prices topping $5 a gallon or even higher.
They say the key to lowering the price is conservation.
WND's Joseph Farah is not accepting that and is organizing efforts to flood Congress with emails, phone calls, letters and text messages demanding action that can lead the country in the direction of energy independence.
"Right now, that means lifting the moratorium," he says. "That's the first step. If we can't agree on that as Americans today, then we are in for a long period of national economic decline. If we can't push Congress to do the right thing with even a strong majority of Democrats behind us, then this country is simply no longer a place where the will of the people means anything."
Farah's goal is to force Congress to act in the next 73 days – before it adjourns for the year.
"There's an election coming up one month after that adjournment date, and even the most entrenched incumbents know how sensitive this issue is," says Farah. "Now is the time to let them hear you."