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House Dems Mocked for Tweet Meant to Thank Biden for Lowering Gas Prices by Two Cents

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House Democrats received criticism after posting a graph thanking President Joe Biden for a two-cent decrease in gas prices.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) tweeted a graph showing gas prices dropped from $3.40 to $3.38 over the period of seven days.

Several took to the social media platform to mock the DCCC.

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The Washington Post also responded to the tweet in an article titled, “This might be the worst defense of the Biden administration yet.”

The outlet’s Philip Bump wrote, “Now, though, the DCCC wants to not only give Biden credit for a decline in the price of gas, they want to give him credit for a tiny decline in the price of gas. A decline that isn’t even the largest decline we’ve seen this year; over a similar period in August, the price of gas dropped more than 1 percent, more than three cents.”

Included in the article is a graph showing “how modest the recent downturn in prices has been.”

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Bump suggested the DCCC “might be advised to wait until that turnaround is a little more substantial than it currently is before boasting about how effective the president has been.”

He concluded, “Or, at least, they might not want to try to prove their dubious point with a graph that makes obvious how modest the decrease has been.”

A spokesperson for the National Republican Congressional Committee told Fox Business, “Sean Patrick Maloney’s DCCC is one of the most incompetent organizations Washington has ever seen,” adding, “It’s no wonder vulnerable Democrats keep retiring.”

Last month, the president announced he would be using the Department of Energy to help lower gas prices, as IJR reported.

“The Department of Energy will make available releases of 50 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to lower prices for Americans and address the mismatch between demand exiting the pandemic and supply,” Biden said.

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