During the media briefing with White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, Fox News journalist Peter Doocy smashed through the Biden administration’s falsehoods on gas prices.
President Joe Biden (D) had previously declared victory on cutting gas costs, but he has since become more reserved in the wake of a recent spike in prices.
“You said that the president was in charge of the decline in petrol prices. Is the president to blame for the increase in gas prices?” Tuesday, Doocy questioned.
“So, it’s much more complex than that, correct?” Jean-Pierre gave her reply.
“Peter, you’re aware of this. Since the pandemic, there have been several worldwide issues that we have all had to deal with, including [Russian Federation President Vladimir] Putin’s war and other challenges that other nations have faced as well.” She went on.
“Additionally, the cost of gas has gone up due to Putin’s war. Over the past several months, we have seen that,” added Jean-Pierre. “When you consider the strategic petroleum reserve, the president was able to take some historic actions to ensure that he and his administration did everything possible to reduce the cost for American households and give them a little breathing room.”
Doocy continued by pointing out that gas prices in some parts of the nation might reach $6.41 per gallon.
“Who could afford that,” he questioned.
“And we recognize that!” Jean-Pierre gave her reply. “That is why the president has been working so hard over the past few months to ensure that we have done everything possible to lower gas prices.”
Despite the latest rises, Jean-Pierre continued to commend Biden for his “historic steps” to cut gas costs.
The average price of a gallon of gasoline across the country, according to the American Automobile Association, was $3.80. In June, prices peaked at around $5.01 per gallon, but since then, they have declined fora few months before turning upward.
Americans are still spending around $1.50, or 60% more, than they did when Biden was sworn into office in January 2021, despite the decline.