White Home press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre confronted main pushback on social media after claiming that Home Republicans need to increase gasoline costs throughout Monday’s convention.
Jean-Pierre started the press convention by instantly accusing the GOP, who now maintain a slim majority within the Home, of planning to lift gasoline costs by their newest invoice.
“As many of you are tracking this week, House Republicans will vote to raise gas prices on American families. The contrast in priorities could not be more stark, but the president spent the last two years, as you know, doing everything he could to lower gas prices for American families. And prices are down about $1.60 a gallon since last summer. Now, 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,” Jean-Pierre started.
This opening assertion was extensively criticized by conservatives on Twitter for not solely ignoring the beforehand excessive gasoline costs in the course of the Biden administration but additionally trying to place the blame on Republicans.
“Press sec mad libs,” Sen. Ted Cruz adviser Omri Ceren tweeted.
Newsbusters govt editor Tim Graham joked, “’Independent fact-checkers’ napping again?”
“She did not just say this… your boss has been gashing us at the pump for months,” Townhall.com senior analyst Matt Vespa tweeted.
Conservative author Doug Powers wrote, “They somehow manage to get more shameless by the day.”
“She’s just not very good at her job,” RedState columnist Buzz Patterson declared.
Deputy spokesman for Speaker Kevin McCarthy, Chad Gilmartin, wrote, “Americans paid record high gas prices under Biden and Pelosi. House Republicans’ bill this week promotes more American energy production. I guess Biden would rather beg for oil overseas…”
Jean-Pierre has regularly tried to tout falling gas prices as a win for the Biden administration, even when gasoline costs had been nonetheless increased than $4 a gallon in lots of states. In what many noticed as an embarrassing instance in July, Jean-Pierre appeared in a video on the official White Home Twitter to boast about falling gasoline costs whereas attacking oil firms.
“So while oil prices have decreased by about 20% since their June peak, as I was just talking about earlier, prices at the pump have only fallen about 10% over the same period. So that means profits are up way above average. Refiners’ profit margins per gallon of gas are averaging about 90 cents last week, roughly double what’s typical for this time of the year,” Jean-Pierre mentioned.
On the time, the national average gas price was $4.40 per gallon.
Throughout her introduction, Jean-Pierre claimed that Home Republicans had been trying to lift taxes on the center class whereas providing tax cuts for the wealthy.
“What’s even more alarming is that this is not the only attempt by House Republicans majority to raise cost on middle class families. House Republicans are also pushing a tax increase on middle class families and inflation, worsening tax cuts for the rich and high prescription drug costs as well. These extreme policies would subject working families to immense financial pain and balloon our deficit all just to benefit the wealthiest taxpayers and big corporations,” Jean-Pierre mentioned.