White House press secretary Jen Psaki is cracking under pressure.
Joe Biden’s disastrous agenda led to a stalled agenda in Congress and set the world on fire.
Now Jen Psaki said three words to Fox News that will put your jaw on the floor.
Gas prices hit a record-high on Joe Biden’s watch.
Biden and other Democrats falsely claimed Russian President Vladimir Putin ordering an invasion of Ukraine caused gas prices to skyrocket to over $4 a gallon.
That ignores the reality that gas prices surged on Biden’s watch prior to the invasion thanks to Joe Biden’s anti-oil and natural gas agenda that saw Biden halt construction on the Keystone XL pipeline, cancel new fracking leases on federal lands, and ban oil exploration in ANWR.
Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy pressed Psaki on this falsehood during a recent briefing.
“It sounds like you guys are blaming Putin for the increase in gas prices recently, but weren’t gas prices going up anyway because of post-pandemic supply chain issues?” Doocy asked Psaki.
Psaki then repeated the false claim that Putin’s invasion of Ukraine was to blame for the price surge.
“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…that is a direct result of the invasion of Ukraine and also there was an anticipation of that that was factored in as gas prices have gone up,” Psaki responded.
Psaki then lied and claimed Biden was not restricting domestic oil and natural gas production.
“To be very clear, federal policies are not limiting the supplies of oil and gas to the continent ̶ let me finish,” Psaki answered.
Doocy tried to follow up to call Psaki out for her falsehood leading Psaki to lose it and meltdown.
“Let me finish,” Psaki snapped.
Psaki rattled off a procession of misleading talking points to distract from the administration’s attempt to restrict oil and natural gas in order to boost solar and wind energy sources.
“Let me give you the facts here and I know that can be inconvenient but they’re important at this moment,” Psaki added. “To the contrary, we have been clear that in the short-term supply we must keep up with the demand. We are adhering around the world that we make the shift to secure a clean energy future.
“Well, 90% of them happen on private lands, as I’m sure you know. And there are 9,000 unused, approved drilling permits. So I would suggest you ask the oil companies why they’re not using those if there’s a desire to drill more,” Psaki continued. “Are you suggesting that [Keystone] would solve the gas prices issue?”
Ninety percent of drilling permits are unused because energy companies fear the Biden administration will impose new taxes and regulations that will make it too expensive to make those leases worthwhile.
As gas prices hit a record-high, Americans are demanding answers as to why Joe Biden intentionally made this crisis worse by limiting the supply of American energy.
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