Transportation Sec. In his interview with “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” Pete Buttigieg appeared detached from the everyday struggles of Americans.
Although there were some rough moments during the interview, Neil Cavuto accurately pointed out that the price of gas rose well before Russia invaded Ukraine.
” Half of this increase began before the arrival of Russian troops near Ukraine. Cavuto asked, “It can’t all be blamed on Ukraine.”
” What about the other half?” Buttigieg chuckled. What about the other half?” It’s an important part .”
“Your administration has blamed this on the war, and that was certainly a big factor but gas prices had gone up 50 percent already before the war,” Cavuto clapped back.
” A very important factor, replied the secretary.
” “To me that’s only half of the blame and not all the fault.” Cavuto stated.
OUT of TOUCH: Transportation Sec. When confronted by Biden about the rise in gas prices since his election, Pete Buttigieg laughs. pic.twitter.com/XPG3Xt7L1i
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This defense isn’t what Americans need to hear from their transportation secretary. This is especially true when people cut back on driving to save money.
GasBuddy Analyst Patrick De Haan explained price changes in a chart that explains why Russia is not the sole cause of high prices.
— Patrick De Haan (@GasBuddyGuy) July 5, 2022
De Haan doesn’t note how President Joe Biden’s energy policies are reflected in the chart. However, it is clear that the Administration’s war talk point fails to accurately describe what happened.
“We could have turned a blind eye to Putin’s murderous ways,” Biden said in a short speech on June 22, according to Politico.
” The price of gasoline wouldn’t have risen the way that it has. That would be wrong .”
Nobody says that the invasion of Ukraine did not have a part. It’s just a cop-out from the administration to put blame on a global situation for our problems.
Blaming Europe for a conflict only reveals flaws in progressive energy policies. The United States must be as independent as possible from its oil and gas resources, which should not be excused by the rest of the world for high energy prices.
Although gas prices have fallen slightly in recent weeks, the average national price is still very high at $4. 80, according to AAA.