Biden Blames Republicans for Gas Prices, despite Blaming Russia
Democrat appears to be moving on from 'Putin Price Hike' narrative
Democrat Joe Biden is now claiming that Republicans are responsible for America's skyrocketing gas prices.
The Democrat regime appears to be shifting its "Putin Price Hike" narrative again after previously claiming Russia was to blame.
In a Sunday tweet, Biden's handlers blamed the GOP for "gas-price gouging" and several other issues caused by the administration's own policies that are hurting everyday Americans.
The post contained no mention of Russia or Putin, however.
"Republicans are doing nothing but obstructing our efforts to crack down on gas-price gouging, lower food prices, lower healthcare costs, and hopefully, soon, lower your prescription drug costs,” Biden's handlers tweeted.
"This is not right."
"And that’s why this election is going to be so darn important,” the tweet added.
Republicans are doing nothing but obstructing our efforts to crack down on gas-price gouging, lower food prices, lower healthcare costs, and hopefully, soon, lower your prescription drug costs.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) July 10, 2022
This is not right. And that’s why this election is going to be so darn important.
Biden is attempting to shift blame onto Republicans as a way to drive up support amongst voters for the November midterms.
The Biden Administration has consistently blamed Russian President Vladimir Putin for the rise in gas prices, warning seven major U.S. oil companies in a recent letter they would face a new tax on energy if they do not boost domestic output.
In the letter, Biden said Putin is “principally responsible” for the “financial pain” Americans are facing at the pump.
But Biden’s initial accusations against Putin, and the continuously shifting blame game thereafter, ring hollow as gas prices were on the rise well before Russia invaded Ukraine.
Lawmakers have called on Biden to reverse his revocation of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
The administration also ditched an oil drilling project in Alaska and banned new oil and gas leasing on federal lands.
Biden ordered the release of 50 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in November, 30 million barrels on March 1, and 180 million barrels on March 31, stating the “historic” actions would ease the pressure faced at pumps.
It is unclear how Republicans are holding back lowering the cost of gas, with Republicans calling on the federal government to boost energy supply by expanding domestic production in a May letter.
The letter demanded the U.S. repeal federal precedent limiting exploration, drilling, and production of fossil fuels on federal lands and waters.