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Steny Hoyer: Republicans should get off Biden's back about energy because “we're at war”

Are we? Gosh, I’m embarrassed to say that I missed that news cycle.

Who are we fighting?

I’d like to blame this rhetorical misstep on age — Hoyer is older than Biden, which scarcely seems possible — but I think it’s more of a Kinsleyan gaffe.

U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD): “I know there’s a lot of politics here, but we’re at war.” pic.twitter.com/M2ciNxiEoK

— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) May 13, 2022

He said it again in another part of his remarks today:

“We are at war.” – Steny Hoyer pic.twitter.com/al9zOXdDMN

— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) May 13, 2022

He eased off a bit in yet another part, describing the current moment more vaguely as “a time of war.” Which is technically correct. It happens to be someone else’s war, but it is “a time of war.”

House Majority Whip Rep. Steny

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