Psaki Downplays Impact of Biden Regime on Gas Prices: 'Direct Result of the Invasion of Ukraine'

Nick Kangadis | March 8, 2022
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It really is bewildering to witness the unabashed hubris of the current U.S. regime. They seem to have no problem “allegedly” lying to everyone’s faces or being completely smug when asked a perfectly logical question. At the same time, words do matter, and we need to begin examining every word and tactic they use.

On Monday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was taking questions from the White House press pool when the Biden regime’s favorite reporter, Fox News’ Peter Doocy, asked about gas prices and whether the Biden rescinding his executive order on the Keystone XL Pipeline would be an option to try and ease prices.

“It sounds like you guys are blaming Putin for the increase in recently, but weren’t gas prices going up anyway because of post-pandemic supply chain issues?” Doocy asked, as reported by Fox Business.

“Well, I think there’s no question that as we have seen, and outside analysts have conveyed this as well, the increase — and the anticipated continued increase, which is, I think, what some of your colleagues were asking about — that that is a direct result of the invasion of Ukraine,” Psaki responded. “And also, there was an anticipation of that that was factored in as gas prices have gone up.”

Except gas prices were rising before the conflict between Russia and Ukraine came into the spotlight and throughout President Joe Biden’s first year in office.

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According to GasBuddy, the price of a gallon of gas began going up almost immediately after Biden was elected in 2020. The average price of a gallon of gas went from around $2.10/gal. around the time of the 2020 election to about $3.36/gal. at the end of his first year in office.

Even if we give Beijing Biden the benefit of the doubt and make the cutoff date around Thanksgiving 2021, the price was about the same as it was at the end of Biden’s first year — with some ebbs and flows along the way.

But that’s not all. Remember what was mentioned at the top of the article? We have to begin paying attention to every single word and tactic these people in the federal government — and people in state and local governments.

In terms of the Biden’s regime stance towards pumping more oil and/or allowing the Keystone XL Pipeline to proceed, Doocy asked another question on the topic.

“Well, do you think that that would maybe affect prices faster than getting the whole country off of fossil fuels?” Doocy followed up.

“I actually don’t think it would,” Psaki said, beginning her response. “The Keystone was not an oil field. It’s a pipeline. Also, the oil is continuing to flow in, just through other means. So it actually would have nothing to do with the current supply imbalance.”

 
Psaki claims Keystone XL Pipeline would make no difference for rising gas prices

WEST WINGING IT: Doocy and Psaki spar over if Russia is truly to blame for soaring gas prices. https://fxn.ws/3sRuwB1

Posted by Fox Business on Monday, March 7, 2022

 

I’ll give the people in the Biden regime one thing — they sure know how to BS.

If Doocy’s question used the word “lower” instead of “affect,” Psaki would have had no avenue in which to downplay the impact of using that pipeline to lower prices for Americans at the pump.

But, we got the usual climate cult talking points from the Biden regime, and the American people are going to be the ones picking up the bill.

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