'Incredible Transition': Biden Reacts to Gas Prices


President Joe Biden commented on gas prices, suggesting Americans are “going through an incredible transition.”

During a joint press conference with Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Monday, Biden explained, “And when it comes to the gas prices, we’re going through an incredible transition that is taking place that, God willing, when it’s over, we’ll be stronger and the world will be stronger and less reliant on fossil fuels when this is over.”

He added, “The price of gas at the pump is something that I told you — you heard me say before — it would be a matter of great discussion at my kitchen table when I was a kid growing up. It’s affecting a lot of families.”

Biden noted the administration has “released over two hundred and, I think, fifty-seven thousand — million barrels of oil, I should say. Us and the rest of the world we convinced to get involved. It’s helped, but it’s not been enough.”

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Biden’s comments garnered strong reactions from Republican lawmakers.

During an interview with Fox News, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) blasted Biden, saying, “Yeah incredible for you. You fly a damn 747 where the taxpayers pay for you jet fuel.”

He added, “What Joe Biden is saying is… if you drive a pickup truck to hell with you … We’re all getting Toyota Priuses.”

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Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) tweeted, “They’re saying the quiet part out loud now. They’re causing you pain at the pump because it’s all part of their radical agenda.”

Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) argued, “As Americans struggle to make ends meet thanks to his raging inflation, [Joe Biden] celebrates their suffering.”

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He continued, “Biden is incompetent and incoherent, but he’s made one thing very clear: he couldn’t care less about the problems he’s caused for your family.”

According to AAA, the current average cost for a regular gallon of gas is close to $4.60.

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