Welcome to the moral hazard presidency.
It really is amazing that the party of ambulance-chasing trial lawyers could be so oblivious to the crises, catastrophes and personal injuries they create with their own disastrous policies.
Mercenary terrorists operating from the safe haven of a foreign enemy attack America’s domestic fuel supply, and the Biden administration shrugs it off like some kind of private matter.
As Colonial Pipeline scrambled to get gasoline flowing again through the largest pipeline on the East Coast, obvious questions arose about whether the company should pay the ransom being demanded by the cyber-criminals who hacked into the pipeline.
Speaking on behalf of the administration, President Biden’s deputy national security adviser for cyber expressed ambivalence about paying the ransom.
“Colonial is a private company and we’ll defer information regarding their decision on paying ransom to them,” Anne Neuberger said, adding that it is a “private sector decision” and that “the administration has not offered further advice at this time.”