Democrat: Blaming Biden for Gas Crisis Is 'Un-American' - 'This Is Putin's Fault'
Democratic Rep. Kim Schrier pushes false narrative to deflect blame for inflation
A House Democrat has claimed that it is "un-American" to blame Joe Biden for soaring gas prices and inflation, falsely claiming "this is Putin's fault."
Since Russia invaded Ukraine roughly 3 weeks ago, Democrats and the White House have been using the crisis to peddle the false narrative that the past year of rising energy costs in America is Russian President Vladimir Putin's fault.
The Biden administration has launched a full-blown campaign aimed at shifting the blame onto Russia, even trying to rebrand inflation as "Putin's price hike."
And according to Democratic Rep. Kim Schrier (D-WA), it is "un-American" to disagree with the phony "Putin price hike" claims.
However, gas prices were soaring and inflation rates were already at historic highs way before Russia's invasion of Ukraine in late February, and America knows it.
The Democrats are about to let the facts get in the way of their story, nevertheless.
During an interview with journalist Brandi Kruse, the Washington Democrat regurgitated the Biden administration's talking points and charged that dissenters are "un-American."
"I believe a couple things: Right now, in the last two weeks, this is Putin," Schrier said.
"You should be blaming Putin if anybody for this.
"To not blame Putin, first of all, is denying reality, and second, frankly, I think is un-American."
"So, this is Putin's fault," she declared.
Strangely, Schrier then immediately blamed the pandemic and supply problems — just as the Biden administration did before Putin invaded Ukraine.
"Before this, because people were already suffering at the gas pump before this, right?" she said.
"We saw an increase of over $1/gallon over the past year and a half or so, that can be blamed realistically on— during the pandemic, when people were not going to work and driving was down, gas prices were down," she claimed.
"As demand increased and rigs had not yet been turned on, there was a supply-demand issue like with everything else in this country, and that was to blame."
While Biden has abdicated any responsibility for the problem with gas prices and vulnerable Democratic lawmakers have indicated they will happily repeat Biden talking points, Biden recently bragged about dropping gas prices.
"I was able to bring it down 12 cents a gallon and will come down more, I believe," Biden said in December 2021.
The national average gas price as of Wednesday is $4.31 per gallon, according to AAA.
That figure is down four cents from Monday, but still up since last week.