Sen. Hawley (MO) slammed Biden’s Secretary of Energy as she attempted to shift the blame for gas prices from Biden to Putin
Senator Josh Hawley (MO-R) went on the offensive against Biden’s Secretary of Energy, Jennifer Granholm, for her sneaky effort to shift blame away from her boss while being questioned about high gas prices.
From the Daily Caller:
Hawley pointed to AAA’s prediction that the national average gas price will potentially cost $6 per gallon, as the average prices of regular and diesel gasoline currently stand at $4.58 and $5.57 per gallon.
“Is this acceptable to you?” Hawley asked.
“No, it is not and you can thank the activity of Vladimir Putin for invading Ukraine and those barrels—”
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“Oh nonsense,” Hawley interjected. “All due respect, Madame Secretary, that is utter nonsense. In January 2021, the average gas price of my state was $2.07, eight months later, long before Vladimir Putin had invaded Ukraine, that price was up over 30% and has been going up consistently ever since. What are you doing to reverse this administration’s policies that are drawing down our own supply of energy in this country, that are throttling oil and gas production in the United States of America. What are you doing about it?”
Granholm attempted to claim that the gas prices which began rising well before Putin’s invasion of Ukraine and have continued to rise at a mostly steady rate are the fault of the Russian President, rather than her boss Biden. Hawley was not having it as he tore into her with the facts.
Granholm continued to condescendingly explain “basic law[s] of economics” as she lied about the impact of Biden’s policies on oil reserves and gas prices, all while clinging to the White House take that Putin is responsible for the gas hikes and not Biden.
She could not give a straight answer to Senator Hawley, who demanded to know what would be done about the gas prices.
The Biden Administration continuously attempts to shift blame away from themselves and onto their opponents, be them political opposition in the US or combative foreign entities. They will not take responsibility for their actions which harm everyday Americans as their only concern is keeping their job.
From the border crisis, to gas prices, to formula shortages–everything has to be someone else’s fault.