White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre angered Twitter users after she made a claim about Republicans and gas prices.
During a Monday press briefing, Jean-Pierre said, “House Republicans are using their narrow majority to force the American people to pay higher gas prices, just as big oil companies are amassing record profits.”
She continued, “What’s even more alarming is that this is not the only attempt by House Republicans majority to raise costs on middle class families. House Republicans are also pushing a tax increase on middle class families and inflation, worsening tax cuts for the rich.”
Watch her remarks below:
Jean-Pierre: "House Republicans are using their narrow majority to force the American people to pay higher gas prices." pic.twitter.com/L6thGbjCOV
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) January 23, 2023
One user reacted to the remarks, saying, “There has never been a worse, more overtly dishonest and gaslighting press secretary than [Press Sec Jean-Pierre.]”
— Viva Frei (@thevivafrei) January 24, 2023
Podcast host Gerry Callahan wrote, “She lies almost as comfortably and confidently as her boss. It is a job requirement in the Biden White House.”
She lies almost as comfortably and confidently as her boss. It is a job requirement in the Biden White House. https://t.co/Ju5rd32XOT
— Gerry Callahan (@GerryCallahan) January 23, 2023
Author Buzz Patterson tweeted, “She’s just not very good at her job.”
She’s just not very good at her job. https://t.co/FL6VK8xjDH
— Buzz Patterson (@BuzzPatterson) January 23, 2023
One tweet asked, “How can you sleep at night after this?”
— Chef Eric Bonillo 🍊🇺🇸 (@EricBonillo) January 23, 2023
Read more reactions below:
This is how stupid they think you are. https://t.co/icnUWyqnid
— Stephanie Lynn (@Steppon_Me) January 23, 2023
Astonishing lack of integrity. Not to mention accountability.
Just unreal. https://t.co/OYaa9pamsG
— Publius Maximus (@MaximusPublius) January 23, 2023
— Claude Thompson (@Th3Claude) January 23, 2023
The reading. 🙄 https://t.co/tdMfpCZaKP
— Julie Gunlock (@JGunlock) January 23, 2023
Gas Gaslighting https://t.co/YUxEo1FJRD
— Curtis Johnson (@cjohnson999) January 23, 2023
What is she talking about? https://t.co/Cfg764OZsw
— USA_What_the_Hell! (@USA_WTH) January 24, 2023
Gas prices are down around $1.60 a gallon from their peak this summer – and my Administration will keep working to lower costs for American families.
— President Biden (@POTUS) January 23, 2023
GasBuddy projections published last month showed gas prices could return to $4 or higher as soon as May, as IJR reported.
“2023 is not going to be a cakewalk for motorists. It could be expensive,” Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy, explained to CNN at the time.
He added, “The national average could breach $4 a gallon as early as May – and that’s something that could last through much of the summer driving season.”
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